Vladimir Yatskevich – conductor, Moscow region governor A.Y. Vorobyov award winner, Russian and international contest winner. Vladimir was born in Belarus in 1987. Graduated from Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. Gnesin with a degree in two specialties: choral conducting in the class of AA Soloviev (2012) and opera and symphony conducting in the class of A.S. Rein (2014). Currently he is an assistant-trainee of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Professor V.P.Ziva.
During the period of education he took active part in contests and master classes of choral and opera-and-symphony conductors.
Head of opera-and-symphony conducting at Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Professor, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation V.P.Ziva:
“There is every reason to believe that V. Yatskevich will over some time become a master as conductor and organizer of various creative events”
International contest awardee, conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre, Associate Professor with Gnessin Russian Academy of Music A.А. Soloviev:
“An aspiring conductor shows certain flexibility: he has skills both in symphonic and choral conducting, as well as a broad repertoire, combines the potential of a creative manager and outstanding organizational skills.“
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” V. Hugo
His debut as a conductor was in theatrical season 2013/2014 in the Concert Hall of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, where Marriage of Figaro opera by W.A. Mozart was performed.
From 2012 till 2013 Vladimir worked as a choirmaster in Galina Vishnevskaya Center of Opera Singing, where he immersed in the world of opera so much that decided to completely engage himself with the opera. It was then that conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius began his work on Boris Godunov opera staging where Vladimir not only acted as a choirmaster but showed his talent as a stage actor. During these years he took an active part in performances of “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky, “The Tsar’s Bride” by Rimsky-Korsakov, “Boris Godunov” by Mussorgsky, “Rigoletto” by Verdi, “Ruslan and Lyudmila” by Glinka, “Carmen” by Bizet as a choirmaster and conductor.
“Words sometimes need music but music needs nothing” E. Grieg
Professional portfolio of Vladimir Yatskevich includes work with Moscow Region Choir named after A.D. Kozhevnikov, creative projects of conductors M.Pletnev, F. Mastrangelo, P. Kogan, S. Skripka, V. Khalilov;
– participation in musical festival “Day of Slavic writing” (2014-2015), which traditional venue is the Red Square;
– participation in Euro-oerchestra musical festival in Zhukovsky town (2014);
– participation with Astera male-voice choir in celebration of Sergiy Radonezhsky 700-th birthday anniversary (Sergiev Posad town, 2014).
The conductor’s repertoire includes more than 20 opera and ballet plays.
Since 2014 Vladimir Yatskevich is a founder a creative director of “Youth opera theater City Opera” project.
For 18 month history of this ensemble Vladimir Yatskevich has prepared:
10 symphonic programs including: “John of Damascus” cantata by S.I. Taneyev; «Stabat Mater» G. Pergolesi.; Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with orchestra; “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saens.
4 opening nights: N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Night Before Christmas”, P. I.Chaykovskiy “Eugene Onegin”, “Carmen” by Bizet, “Bear” by Hodosh.
Within a short period of creative activity from 2014 through 2016 the musician performed more than 50 concerts where more than 50 soloists took part. Many of them are well known in Russia and abroad. Among them are singers A.Volzhanin, D.Bashkirov, O.Spitsyna, P.Bykov, A.Sinitsyna, P.Nalich, M.Biryukov, B.Kartashev, E.Morozova, E.Petish, R. Ali, S. Taranenko, P.Garaeva, I.Krasnikova, A.Dobrovolsky, G.Golitsyn, D.Salnikova, E.Malysheva, P.Bakanova; pianists – Y.Bogdanov, A. Mamriev; cellists A.Perlova, E. Kopteva; directors: M. Polischuk, Y.Speransky, I.Popovski, N.Sharapov, E. Zakharov, A. Konnova;
“Without music life would be a mistake” F. Nietzsche
By his age of 29 years old Vladimir Yatskevich has managed to join ranks of active young conductors of the country developing traditions of Russian and foreign music. Vladimir astonishes by his activeness and his creative potential seems to be limitless. Sincere love of music and irresistible desire to create strike a chord of fans of the young conductor. Music on the wave of the conductor sounds true and easy, epic scope interweave with subtlest pianissimo, the orchestra breathes emotions and feelings, immersing the audience into the world of the most profound experiences that can’t be experienced in everyday life.