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Alexander Vedernikov, the chief conductor and musical director of the Mikhailovsky Theater, passed away yesterday in Moscow, the Theatre said in a news release. The conductor was Music Director of that opera house in Saint Petersburg since 2019.

The cause of death has not been specified, however, some sources report that Alexander Vedernikov was ill with COVID-19 in severe form.

Alexander Vedernikov was born in Moscow on January 11, 1964. He was educated from the Moscow Conservatory and has since then had an ever growing international career. Between 2009 and 2016 Vedernikov was chief conductor for Odense Symfoniorkester and before coming to Odense, Vedernikov was Music Director and Chief Conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

In 1995 Alexander Vedernikov was one of the main forces in the establishment of the Russian Symphony Orchestra in which he functioned as both Artistic Director and Chief Conductor until 2004.

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