Biography

Conductor Yuri Medianik got his education in Russia (Moscow and Saint Petersburg). Over the years of education he gained a big success in performing arts: Yuri plays violin — graduated at Moscow Conservatory;

he as well plays bayan (button accordion)— graduated from Gnessin Academy of Music;

and also plays bandoneon — taking part in various TVshows and concerts.

However, Yuri has chosen the conducting as his main direction in music.

Yuri Medianik’s childhood was a bright kaleidoscope of concerts and tours — he's been taught music since he was 2 years old. His first tour happened to be, when he was just 10.

Yuri won 5 competitions as an accordionist and violinist. That’s an interesting fact, that his first record was made at his age of 14 years old, with Bochum Chamber orchestra (Germany). At his age of 15, he became an Honored member of Kaunas Conservatory (Lithuania).

Yuri Medianik studied conducting under the leadership under the leadership of Vladimir Ponkin, for the Post-graduate education he was at the class of Honored Artist of Russia Yuri Simonov. And gratefully, Yuri had the internship with Kurt Mazur.

Since 2014 Yuri Medianik has been conducting in Novaya Opera Moscow Theatre. There are more than 10 operas and concert programs in his repertoire. Concerts with Yuri’s participations are broadcasted on Russian TV-channels “Russia. Culture” and “Russia-1”. Such operas as «La Bohéme», «Madama Butterfly» by Puccini, «Lucia di Lammermoor» by Donizetti, «Romeo et Juliette» by Gounod, "The Nutcracker Opera» by Tchaikovsky were performed under the leadership of Yuri Medianik. Yuri worked as an assistant conductor with Alexandru Samoilā (Moldova), Arthur Arnold (Netherlands), Jan Latham-Koenig (UK).

In 2018 Yuri has become the Principal Guest Conductor of First International Vocal Competition in DPRK.

Yuri collaborates with such orchestras as: Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (Thailand), Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rostov-onDon Symphony Orchestra, Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, Volga Philharmonic, Samara Virtuosos orchestra, ‘Russian Camerata’ chamber orchestra, Taurida International Symphony Orchestra.

The are various names of worldwide recognized musicians with whom Yuri collaborates, soloists such as: Vadim Repin (violin), Maxim Vengerov (violin), Erwin Schrott (baritone, Uruguay), Avi Avital (mandolin, Israel), Boris Berezovsky (piano), Olga Sheps (piano, Germany), Vanessa Benelli Mosel (piano, Italy). 

One of many of the talents inherent by Yuri - is his ability to unite famous musicians in orchestras and ensembles. In such way in 2007 he became the founder of Pluri Art Orchestra. At the same year orchestra was one of the guests in the festival “Opera Ischia” (Italy”, participated in the performance of operas «La Bohéme» by Puccini and «Il barbiere di Siviglia» by Rossini. In 2008 in Norway Pluri Art Orchestra performed the world-premiere of the composer Flint Joventino in Beppe. Since 2009 the orchestra has participated more than in 10 festivals in Moscow.

In 2016 Yuri Medianik became a founder and conductor of the VGTRK Orchestra. Where the abbreviation "VGTRK" stands for All-Russian Broadcasting Television State Company. The unique compound of the orchestra combines academic Instruments with drum-sets, guitars, synthesizers and brass-section. The orchestra performs music of different periods and genres, from Baroque opera arias till jazz and cross-over music. At its first season the VGTRK Orchestra became the main orchestra of TV-competition “Blue Bird”.

Until 2019 only this orchestra accompanies the participants.

The VGTRK Orchestra has expanded its repertoire almost to 200 pieces. The audience reached almost 80 million people and it made this competition and orchestra one of the most famous on Russian Television.

Besides all tremendous musical achievements, since 2017 Yuri Medianik is an ambassador of beneficial fund “Be the human”.

The fund was created for the great purpose of helping children with heavy illnesses.

His account on Instagram unites the fans from all over the world: www.instagram.com/medianik His Youtube channel is one of the most seen among conductors in Russia www.youtube.com/ medianik

 

CURRENT POSITION

2016 - present time - Principal Conductor of the VGTRK Russian State Orchestra
2015 - present time - Conductor of the Novaya Opera Kolobov Moscow Theatre
2013 - present time - Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of The Orchestra of Noble Assembly
2007 - present time - Founder and Principal Conductor of Pluri_Art Orchestra

 

EDUCATION

2016 - 2018 Post graduate at Institute of music n.a. Ippolitov-Ivanov (conductor).
Professor: Yuri Simonov
2015 Assistant-conductor at Institute of music n.a. Ippolitov-Ivanov. Professor: Vladimir Ponkin.
2006−2009 Post graduate in Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (violin). Supervisor: A. Bogdanyan. Thesis theme: Franco-Belgian Violin School between the 18th and 20th centuries.
2006−2007 Conservatoire Royale de Mons (Belgium), (bayan)
2006−2008 Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, (bayan). Class of V. Semenov
2001−2006 Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, violin. Class of A. Bogdanyan
2000−2002 Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, (conductor). Class of S.Skripka
1997−2001 Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (violin)
1997−2000 Gnessin State Musical College, Moscow (bayan)
1994−1997 Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music, Saint-Petersburg (violin)

 

COMPETITIONS & AWARDS

2005 Grand prize in the Open Europe International Competition, Moscow (Russia)
2004 Grand prize in Demidov International Violin Competition, Yekaterinburg (Russia)
2001 Grand prize in Yugoria All-Russian Bayan Competition, Surgut (Russia)
2001 1st place in Moscow International Competition of Bayanists and Accordionists (Russia)
1997 1st prize in Vogtland’s Days of Music, Klingenthal (Germany)
1997 Grand prize in Beloborodov Competition, Tula (Russia)

 

SPECIAL EVENTS AND HONORS

2018 - Principal conductor of Fourth season of Russian TV show-competition «Sinyaya ptica» with the VGTRK Russian State Orchestra («Russia1 TV channel») (the main competition between children from all over the Russia from the age of 4-16 years old)
2018 - 4 performances of «Nutcracker. Opera» at Novaya Opera Moscow Theatre
2018 - 8 performances of «Nutcracker» ballet at Novaya Opera Moscow Theatre
2018 - 2 performances of «Carmina Burana» at Novaya Opera Moscow Theatre
2018 - Principal Associate conductor of the First Vocal Pyongyang Competition (DPRK)
2017 - Principal conductor of Third season of Russian TV show-competition «Sinyaya ptitca» with the VGTRK Russian State Orchestra («Russia1 TV channel»)
2017 - Debut with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
2017 - Debut with the Symphony Orchestra «Saint-Petersburg» as a Principal conductor of gala concert with the participation of FIFA resident and all the members of FIFA 2017.
2017 - Performances of the concert program «Songs of the Victory» at Novaya Opera Kolobov Moscow Theatre and Moscow International Performing Arts Center.
2017 - Performances of the opera «Romeo and Julliette» by Gounod and «La Cenerentola» by Rossini at Novaya Opera Kolobov Moscow Theatre
2017 - Conductor of Russian charity ceremony «Human kindness-2017»
2017 - Assistant Conductor of Arthur Arnold (Netherlands) at Beethoven 9th Symphony
2017 - Producer and director of cultural educational family projects «Art seasons of Yuri Medianik»
2017 - Debut with the Rostov-on-Don Philharmonic orchestra
2016 - Conductor and music director of the Russian TV show-competition «Sinyaya ptitsa» at «Russia1 TV channel»
2016 - «TenorS of the XXI Century» in Israel. Debut with Ashdod Symphony Orchestra.
2016 - Conductor of the concert tour (Tel Aviv, Haifa, Ashdod) of «TenorS of the XXI Century» in Israel.
2016 - Conductor artistic director of the open-air festival «TzarGrad. Russian Classics» (Moscow). Orchestra of Noble Assembly. Soloists: Alexey Tatarintsev (tenor), Victoria Shevtsova (soprano), Mikhail Davydov (bariton)
2016 - Performances of the opera «La Boheme» by Puccini at Novaya Opera Kolobov Moscow Theatre.
2016 - Assistant-conductor of Aleksandru Samoilē (Moldova) at gala-concert of Epiphany festival (Moscow)
2016 - Debut with State Symphony orchestra of Udmurtia Republic (Russia)
2016 - Debut with Moscow City Symphony orchestra «Russian Philharmonic» (conductor)
2015 - One of the ten participant of last master-classes of maestro Kurt Mazur (August, Sweden)
2015 - Conductor of «Nutckracer.Opera» by Tchaikovsky at Novaya Opera Kolobov Moscow Theater. 12 performances.
2015 - Second Conductor of «La Boheme» by Puccini at at Novaya Opera Kolobov Moscow Theater.
2015 - Debut with Jerusalem Israel Camerata (conductor). Soloists: Avi Avital (mandolin) Olga Scheps (piano)
2015 - Debut with Taurida International Symphony Orchestra (Saint-Petersburg) in Leningrad Philharmonic Hall (conductor). Soloist: Federico Lepre (tenor)
2014 - Debut with Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra Israel (conductor). Soloist: Vanessa Benelli Mosel (piano)
2014 - Conductor of Anniversary concert - the art-project "Tenors of the XXI century" in Crocus City Hall (Moscow). Symphony Orchestra of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre. Conductor.
2014 - Participant of the New Year's concert at the Kremlin, by personal invitation of Vladimir Putin.
2014 - Debut with the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra (Israel). Conductor.
2014 - Artistic director and conductor of the Festival Orchestra "Russian field"
2014 - The engagement of the festival "Jazz Rally", Dusseldorf (Germany). Premiere of «Vivaldi. Four Seasons of Tango"
2014 - The engagement of the festival "Far Eastern Spring"
2014 - Сonductor of the Orchestra «Symphonic- jazz», anniversary concert Cherim, Crocus City Hall
2013 - participation in the Classics & Jazz Festival, Pluri_Art Orchestra
2012 - philharmonic season opening in Tver Philharmonic. Russian Camerata Orchestra. Conductor, soloist
2012 - debut with Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra. Conductor and soloist.
2012 - participation with Pluri_Art Orchestra in Musical Assemblies in Tsaritsyno Festival as soloist and conductor
2011 - contributor (co-author) in making Melodies to Remember – a series of programs on tango. NTV Mir Channel.
2011 - participation in the Star Factory TV project together with Pluri_Art Orchestra on Channel One
2011 - author of All about Tango series of programs on Radio of Russia
2011 - guest conductor of Bass Voices of the 21st Century Festival, Samara (Russia)
2010 conductor of KORUS Russian-Korean Chamber Orchestra
2008-2018 - Art Director of Young Talents’ Performance – a number of subscription concerts in the Rachmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
2010 - Director of the Nobility Seasons Music Festival, Moscow
2009 - participation in the Day of Russia concert, Geneva (Switzerland)
2008 - Days of Russian Culture in Bulgaria attended by Russian and Bulgarian Presidents Vladimir Putin and Georgi Purvanov. Sophia, (Bulgaria)
2007 - Co-organizer of Opera Ischia Festival (Italy), producer and art director of Pluri_Art & Opera Ischia series of concerts.
2007 - Founder and President of Pluri_Art Center of Classical and Folk Music, Moscow
2007 - Founder and Art Director of Pluri_Art Orchestra.
2007 - Founder and Art Director of Yuri Medianik and Emotion-orchestra Project.
2007 - Vice President of the Russian Bayanists and Accordionists Association (Moscow).
2005 - Honorary member of Kaunas Conservatory (Lithuania).

 

PARTNERS:

Soloists:

Anna Netrebko (soprano), Hibla Gerzmava (soprano), Erwin Schrott (baritone), Maxim Vengerov (violin), Veronica Dzhioeva (soprano), Denis Matsuev (piano), Andrey Gugnin (piano). Alexey Bogdanchikov (baritone), Vladimir Baykov (bas), Federico Lepre (tenor), Daniel Kramer (piano), Yuliana Avdeeva (piano), Igor Butman (saxophone), Pavel Vernikov (violin), Alena Baeva (violin), Boris Andrianov (cello), Aydar Gaynullin (bayan), Konstantin Volostnov (organ), Artem Dervoed (guitar), Roger Vigulf (clarinet), Sebastian Arce (tango dancer), Alexandra Pakhmutova (composer).

Conductors:

Vladimir Spivakov (Russia), David Handel (USA), Pacien Mazzagatti (USA), Vladimir Ziva, Sergey Skripka, Vladimir Ponkin, Felix Korobov, Pavel Ovsyannikov, Sergey Tararin, Timur Mynbaev, Enche Baartazhavyn.

Orchestras:

Chuncheon Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), Pyongyang State Symphony Orchestra (DPRK), Moscow City Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (Thailand), Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra (Israel), Ashdod Symphony Orchestra (Israel), State Symphony Orchestra of Udmurtia Republic (Russia), Symphony Orchestra of Novaya Opera Kolobov Theatre, Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Rostov-on-Don Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva Orchestra, Moscovia Chamber Orchestra, Vivaldi Orchestra, Four Seasons Orchestra, 21st Century Orchestra, National Moldova Orchestra, Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra of Republic of Bashkortostan (Ufa), Symphony Orchestra of Samara Philharmonia, Zhukovskiy Symphony Orchestra, Ministry of Culture Orchestra of the Udmurt Republic (Izhevsk), Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Saratov Philharmonia, Classica Chamber Orchestra (Chelyabinsk), Gnessin Virtuosi, B.A.C.H. (Yekaterinburg), Osipov Russian Folk Orchesstra, Vyatka Russian Folk Orchestra of F.I. Shalyapin (Kirov), Government Folk Orchestra (Cherepovets), Urals State Folk Orchestra (Yekaterinburg).

 

DISCOGRAPHY:

CDs:

2018 - Vivaldi. Season of Tango. Firma Melodiya, Russia
2015 - BACH/Sonatas. Firma Melodiya, Russia
2006 − Recollections of Piazzolla, Art – Classic, Russia
2004 – Images of Three Centuries, Art – Classic, Russia

DVDs:
2011 – To the Beats of Tango. Art Project: TenorS of the 21st Century, Russia
2010 – Constellation of Temptations, Art – Classic, Russia

 

CONCERT TOURS:

2016 (July). Israeli tour with art-project «TenorS of the XXI Century»
2013 (April). A set of concerts in Siberia with Glinka Quartet
2013 (March). Southern France. Bayan. Recitals
2012 (April). Far Eastern tour with Emotion-orchestra
2011 (February). South Korea. A set of concerts with Chuncheon Symphony Orchestra
2010 (May) North Korea. Tour with Pavel Ovsyannikov Orchestra.
2010 (March). Russia recital tour (violin, bayan)
2009 (April) Russian tour with Emotion-orchestra .
2007 (December) France. Recital tour
2007 (July) Belgium. Chamber concert tour (violin, bayan)
2006 (January) France. Recital tour.
2005 (March). Lithuania. Recital tour.

 

LIST OF CONCERT HALLS:

Victoria Hall (Geneva, Switzerland), Boston University, (Boston, USA), Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Pyongyang, North Korea), National Palace of Culture (Sofia, Bulgaria), Palatul National (Chisinau, Moldova), Grand Hall of Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow International House of Music, State Kremlin Palace, Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow, Russia), Glinka Capella, (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Organ Hall, (Erevan, Armenia)

 

 

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