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Main Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Volodymyr Sirenko has established a reputation for himself, compared by the international press to brilliant conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen and Simon Rattle.

He was born in Poltava region. Birth date 1/11/1960. In 1989 he graduated from Kyiv Conservatoire where he studied conducting under
Prof. A. Vlasenko and a year later became finalist at the International Conducting Competition in Prague. Sirenko was invited to the position of the Chief Conductor of the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1991, which he held until 1999 when he became Art istic Director and
Chief Conductor of the celebrated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (former State Symphony Orchestra).

Volodymyr Sirenko is the National actor of Ukraine (2008) an Honoured Figure of Arts of Russian Federation (2003). In 2001 he received Ukraine's most prestigious award the National Shevchenko Prize.

Sirenko has frequently toured Russia, USA, South Korea, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belgium, the UK amongst other countries. He has worked with many orchestras abroad including the Moscow Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonia Warsovia , Russian State Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava Radio Symphony. He has appeared at numerous concert halls around the world including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, Great Hall of St Petersburg Conservatoire, Theatre des Champs-Elises and Opera Comique in Paris, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Centre Manuel de Falla, Filharmonia Narodowa (Warsaw).
He has also appeared as a guest conductor with several American orchestras".

He has recorded many CDs and has toured Europe extensively. Sirenko conducts two of SONOVIDE's motion picture soundtrack recordings: Bram Stoker's Shadowbuilder - a film starring Michael Rooker, Kevin Zegers and Tony Todd To the Ends of Time - a film starring Christine Taylor, Joss Ackland, Sarah Douglas and William Zabka.
Recorded material: more than 200 works in the record library of Ukrainian Radio.

Main CDs: Mozart - "Requiem " (AVV 011296); Beethoven - Symphony Nr. 9 (AVV 052096); Dvorak - Symphony Nr. 7, "Stabat mater" (AVV 041896); Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky; Suite Nr. 2 from the "Romeo and Juliet" (AVV 031696); D.Verdi - "Requiem": (IREM 951201); EL-KHOURY: The Ruins of Beirut / Hill of Strangeness(8.557043);VOLODYMYR GHRISHKO (tenore)" Russian Opera Arias", (8.554843); Stankovich Evgeny: "UKRAINE, SVALYAVA". Symphonic poem. (Radio SO Ukraine)...

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