Rodion Shchedrin

Rodion Shchedrin

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

Upcoming:

Levsha
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
October 25th, 2014 | Mariinsky Theatre - St. Petersburg - Russia

Boyarina Morozova
Conductor: Valery Gergiev, performance on June 22
October 29th, 2014 | Mariinsky Theatre - St. Petersburg - Russia

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 première 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 première 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 première of Old Russian Circus Music
1992
Russian State Prize
1993
Dmitri Shostakovich Prize
1994
World première of the opera Lolita in Stockholm
World première of the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra ('sotto voce concerto') in London
World première of the Trumpet Concerto in Pittsburgh
1995
Crystal Awards, World Economic Forum, Davos
1997
Honorary professor at the Moscow Conservatory
1998
World première of Four Russian Songs in London
World première of Concerto Cantabile in Zürich
1999
World première 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