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Semyon Bychkov

conductor

Semyon Bychkov, Russian conductor.

Background

Bychkov, Semyon was born on November 30, 1952 in Leningrad, Russia. Came to the United States, 1975. Son of May and Doroteya (Kreizberg) Bychkov.

Education

Diploma of honor, Clinka Choir School, 1970. Student, Leningrad Conservatory, 1974. Diploma, Mannes College Music, New York City, 1976.

Career

La Finta Giardiniera 1984, Ariadne auf Naxos 1985, Rosenkavalier 1987, Aida Lyon Opera 1987. Music director Bonch-Bruyevich Institute Chorus, Leningrad, 1970-1972. Conductor Leningrad Conservatory Symphony and Opera Orchestra, 1972-1974. Associate conductor, then music director Mannes College Music Orchestra, 1976-1980.

Music director, conductor Grand Rapids (Michigan) Symphony, 1980-1985. Associate conductor Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 1980—1985, music director, 1985-1989, principal guest conductor, 1985—1989. Music director Orchestra de Paris, 1989—1998.

Principal guest conductor St Petersburg Philharmonic, 1990, Maggio Musicale, Florence, 1992. Chief conductor Dresden Semperoper, 1997, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln. Principal guest conductor Community Theater Florence, Italy, 1993-2003.

Guest conductor Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Vienna Philharmonic, Bayerische Rundfunk, NDR Hamburg, Bamberg Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, British Broadcasting Corporation Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra de Suisse Romande, Israel Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Spoleto Festival, Concertebouw Orchestra, Art Park Festival, Cincinnati Symphony, Aix-en-Provence Music Festival, Lyon Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, 2003-2004. Chief conductor Dresden Semperoper, 1998-2003, WDR Symphony, Cologne, 1997^. Metropolitan Opera debut.

Recordings for Philips Records, Avie.

Connections

father:
May Bychkov

mother:
Doroteya (Kreizberg) Bychkov