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About conductor

Владимир Оводок

Conductor and pianist Vladimir Ovodok was born in Minsk in 1985 in the family of musicians. He trained initially as a pianist in Gymnasium-college under Belarusian State Academy of Music where he made a final decision to dedicate his life to music. Vladimir entered a piano faculty of Belarusian State Academy of Music with highest marks and at the same time got interested in conducting. In the Academy he studied piano with Professor Ludmila Schelomenzeva and conducting with People’s Artist of Russia, Gennady Provatorov. During his study Vladimir had a great opportunity to perform in Germany, France, Russia and Belarus as a pianist, in Hungary and Belarus as a conductor.

He graduated with honours from Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2009 but did not stop there. He completed his PhD studies in conducting at Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2010. Following this he specialised his study at the Opera and Symphony Conducting department with Vyachaslav Volich, conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus) and Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre (Moscow, Russia).

After graduation Vladimir strives to join conducting masterclasses and take advices from renowned conductors such as Yuri Simonov, Vassily Sinaisky, Colin Metters. His great success was to become a student of Maestro Riccardo Muti in Italian Opera Academy with Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini in Ravenna, Italy in 2015. There he also assisted maestro Muti during the production of the opera “Falstaff” G.Verdi.

With Riccardo Muti in RavennaValdimir Ovodok began his career as a piano and conducting teacher straight after graduation from the Academy of Music in 2009. He spent three years in Gomel (Belarus), working as an Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Gomel Philharmonic chamber orchestra. Following this he became a conductor intern in National Academic Bolshoi theatre of the Republic of Belarus.

Among his most important performances 7th Symphony by Shostakovich and 9th Symphony by Beethoven with Symphony Orchestra of the National Belarusian television and radio broadcasting company, Luccia di Lammurmour by Donizetti, Traviata and Falstaff by Verdi with Opera studio in Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Today, Vladimir Ovodok is an Artistic Director and conductor of Music Theatre “Gallery”, conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Belarusian television and radio broadcasting company.

Apart from that Vladimir is a member of V.S.O.P quartet and other projects. In the nearest future he is going to perform in Germany with program “Pavarotti vs Sinatra”, where he is both a pianist and a conductor.

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After Ravenna-festival: “Unica la bacchetta, quella di Vladimir Ovodok, che riesce a stabilire un dialogo vivo, brillante, reattivo con l’Orchestra Cherubini.” La Repubblica, 19 novembre 2017

“Vladimir Ovodok, giovane direttore bieloruso proveniente dalla prima Accademia dell’opera di Riccardo Muti, ha quidato con energia, passione e al tempo stesso precisione l’orchestra Cherubini. Come ha testimoniato il lungo applauso che il pubblico gli ha tributato.” Il Giorno, Il Resto dal Carlino, La Nazione, 19 novembre 2017

 “E se a dirigere l’Orchestra Cherubini, di nuovo con il Coro del Municipale di Piacenza e le voci bianche Ludus Vocalis, sara il bielorusso Vladimir Ovodok, che in queste serate ha dato ottima prova di se.” Corriere Romagna 19 novebre 2017

С.Рахманинов - Этюд-картина №8 соч.39 d-moll
А.Н.Скрябин - Прелюдия №2 соч.11
А.Н.Скрябин - Этюд des-moll соч.8
С.Рахманинов - Этюд-картина №8 соч.39 d-moll
А.Н.Скрябин - Прелюдия №2 соч.11
А.Н.Скрябин - Этюд des-moll соч.8
С.Рахманинов - Этюд-картина №8 соч.39 d-moll
А.Н.Скрябин - Прелюдия №2 соч.11
А.Н.Скрябин - Этюд des-moll соч.8
С.Рахманинов - Этюд-картина №8 соч.39 d-moll
А.Н.Скрябин - Прелюдия №2 соч.11
А.Н.Скрябин - Этюд des-moll соч.8

 

 

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