Viktor Ploskina – conductor

General information

Winner of the second Turchak International Conducting Competition (Kiev)
Recipient of the Order of Merit of the third degree in accordance with decree of the President of Ukraine No. 216/2012 of 27 March 2012
Laureate of the National Theatre Prize of Belarus for the production of Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi

Viktor Ploskina graduated from the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Conservatoire (The Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy at present) in 1993. He worked at the National Honoured Academic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine; at present, he cooperates with all major symphony orchestras of the Ukraine.
From 2000 to 2002, Ploskina was head of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. In the 2002/2003 season, he held the position of principal conductor and artistic director of the Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and in the 2004/2005 season he was principal conductor of the Crimean State Philharmonic.
Viktor Ploskina joined the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus as principal conductor in October 2007.
He was awarded the National Theatre Prize of Belarus for the production of Verdi’s Nabucco.

As musical director and conductor he prepared a number of premiere productions including Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky (the concert version), Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi,Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev, Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, The Snow Maiden by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, La Sylphide by Herman Severin Lovenskjold,Thamar by Mily Balakirev, Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. He was the first to present the concert versions of Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, Cavalleria rusticanaby Pietro Mascagni, La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, Salome by Richard Strauss, Gaetano Donizetti’s Don PasqualeLa Sylphide by Herman Lovenskiold, Mily Balakirev’s Thamar, Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Sechs tänze by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Firebird and Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky

Together with the symphony orchestra of the theatre he interpreted Berlioz’ Fantastic Symphony, Op. 14; Brahms’ Symphony No.2 in D major; Mahler’s Symphony No.3 in D minor; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 in E minor and the Manfred Symphony, Op.58 in B minor;  Rachmaninov’s  Symphony No.2 in E minor, Symphony No. 3 in A minor and the Spring Cantata, Op. 20.

His repertoire includes Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Aida, La traviata, Nabucco and Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, Carmen by Georges Bizet; La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot by Giacomo Puccini; Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, The Queen of Spades, Iolanta and Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, The Tsar’s Bride by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin, Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, etc., and a number of ballets, cantatas and oratorios including Verdi’s Requiem, and others.

As member of the theatre company he has toured Monschau, Germany with Il Trovatore, Swan Lake and a concert of symphonic music, La Palma in Spain with Verdi’s Requiem and a concert of symphonic music; the Netherlands and Belgium (Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Breda, the Hague, Ghent) with Il Trovatore.

Ploskina has conducted several performances of Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème at the Estonian National Opera, Puccini’s Tosca at Sofia National Opera, Aida by Giuseppe Verdi at the Ukrainian National Opera; he has also conducted the orchestras of Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Odessa National Philharmonic, and Azerbaijani National Philharmonic. He has also conducted concerts at St. Peter’s Church in Vienna.

He is the Laureate of the National Theatre Prize of Belarus for the production of the opera Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi.

Since 2014, he has been musical director of the Lysenko National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

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