Dima Slobodeniouk
c) Marco Borggreve

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has appointed Dima Slobodeniouk as its new Principal Conductor, starting in the autumn of 2016 when Okko Kamu’s term as chief conductor expires. Slobodeniouk’s contract will run until the spring season of 2019, and from 2016 onwards he will also become Artistic Director of the orchestra’s international Sibelius Festival. Slobodeniouk is also Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia since September 2013.

Born in Moscow on the first of January 1975, Slobodeniouk studied violin at the Central Music School under Zinaida Gilels and J. Chugajev continuing at the Conservatory’s Music Institute, Moscow in 1989 and at the Middle Finland’s Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy under Olga Parhomenko. He continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula and Atso Almila. He has also studied under Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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