Rodion Shchedrin

Rodion Shchedrin

Born: December 16th, 1932
Country of origin: Russia

Upcoming:

Russian Photographs
Conductor: Dmitry Sitkovetsky
September 10th, 2015 | Ateneul Român - București - Romania

Oboe Concerto
Conductor: Michal Nesterowicz
October 2nd, 2015 | Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín - Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Spain

Chronology

1932
Born in Moscow on 16 December
1945-1950
Studied at the Moscow Choral School
1950-1955
Studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Yuri Shaporin (composition) and Yakov Flier (piano)
1958
Married Maya Plisetskaya, the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi
1964-1969
Professor of composition at the Moscow Conservatory
1967
World premiere of the ballet "Carmen Suite" in Moscow
1968
Refused to sign an open letter which was to sanction the invasion of Warsaw Pact troops in Czechoslovakia
Since 1969
Free-lance composer
1972
World premiere of the ballet "Anna Karenina" in Moscow
1973
Succeeded Dmitri Shostakovich as president of the Russian Federation of the Union of Composers (since 1989 honorary president).
1976
Correspondent member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts
1982
Attended the Munich Piano Summer for the first time.
1983
Honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the GDR
1985
Honorary member of the "International Music Council"
1989
Member of the Interregional Group which sympathized with 'perestroika'
Member of the Berlin Academy of Arts
"Khorovody" (4th concerto for orchestra)
1990
World premiere of "Old Russian Circus Music"
1992
Russian State Prize
1993
Dmitri Shostakovich Prize
1994
World premiere of the opera "Lolita" in Stockholm
World premiere of the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra ("sotto voce concerto") in London
World premiere of the "Trumpet Concerto" in Pittsburgh
1995
Crystal Awards, World Economic Forum, Davos
1997
Honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory
1998
World premiere of "Four Russian Songs" in London
World premiere of "Concerto Cantabile" in Zürich
1999
World premiere of the "5th Piano Concerto" in Los Angeles
2001
Final nomination of "Grammy Awards" for the best classical contemporary composition ("Concerto Cantabile")
2002
"Composer of the Year" of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Since 1992
Has been living in Munich and Moscow.
2012
Prize of the City of Moscow for the choral opera "Boyarina Morozova"
2013
The Marrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg names its new recital hall in Mariinsky II after Rodion Shchedrin.
2013
"Baltic Star" Award