The London based conductor Yuri Temirkanov has died yesterday at the age of 84. The conductor resigned as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra on January 31st, 2022.

Temirkanov was born in 1938 in Nalchik, the capital of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkar (a republic in the southeastern part of Russia on the north side of the Great Caucasus Mountains, bordering Georgia).

After he studied violin and viola, he learned conducting with Ilya Musin.

In 1992, he became the principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the United Kingdom, and since 1998 he has been the Conductor Laureate. After that, he was the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1998 to 2006.

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