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Our conductors III: Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko, (St Petersburg, Russia, 1976) is, at the time of writing, the youngest conductor – and perhaps a sign of his youth is that he keeps a blog where he frequently writes his personal impressions, and not a webpage – ever to work with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he made his debut as a conductor in 2004 and with whom he has a relationship that could be described as “special”, since it has been stated that he is responsible for the economic and popular revival of the orchestra. In addition, he is principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and principal guest conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León. In Spain, he has also led the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, with whom, just a short time ago, he conducted works by Milhaud, Schumann and Tchaikovsky in the island orchestra's 14th concert of the season. In addition, he has worked on several occasions with the Cadaqués Orchestra and made various recordings as a result, one of them alongside another of our conductors, Gianandrea Noseda, who opened this series of posts presenting the conductors who have led the Cadaqués Orchestra. The recording in question is titled “Poèmes d’amour-Evocación-Triana-Lavapiés”, a CD with works by Isaac Albéniz and Jesús Rueda. The other recordings made by Petrenko and the Cadaqués Orchestra are the musical story “Peter and the Wolf”, with the text narrated in two language versions, Catalan (with the voice of Jordi Sánchez) and Spanish (with the actress Leonor Watling), and the works La Vida Secreta, Cançons de carrer and Suite no. 4, op. 61 “Mozartiana” by Guinovart, Morera and Tchaikovsky, respectively.