photo Wolfgang Frank
The innovative Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil has been assistant conductor to Iván Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin for the past three years. He has travelled the globe with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and assisted on the orchestra’s celebrated Mahler recordings. In 2012, he founded the Debut to Master concert series at the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, which with the support of the Hennessy Foundation continues to flourish today. Next season Vladimir Fanshil will make his debut as a guest conductor with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in concert and on tour, with the Odessa Philharmonic, the Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra in Melbourne and the NFM Symphony Orchestra. He will also go to Russia to conduct a Brahms festival and a Mahler festival with the State Capella Orchestra.
In 2012, Vladimir Fanshil received an MA in conducting from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatoire, where he also directed full opera productions of Aida, La Traviata, Eugene Onegin and modern opera Complaints Book. He then collaborated on a new production of Borodin’s Prince Igor at the Hamburg State Opera and made his Sydney Opera House debut with a gala concert of modern Australian works. Fanshil studied piano with Prof Nikolai Evrov at the Sydney Conservatorium. He has published several volumes of poetry.