Eduard Afanasievich Serov

Serov Eduard Afanasievich is a Russian/Soviet conductor.

Eduard_SerovSerov Eduard Afanasievich was born on 9 september 1937, Moscow
Legal name Serov Eduard Afanasievich
Nationality Russian
The Russian conductor, Eduard Serov, graduated from the Moscow Sveshnikov Choral School, Gnesyny Institute and the Kiev Conservatory (the class of operatic and symphonic conducting). Following that he took a postgraduate course at the Leningrad Conservatory under the outstanding conductor of the time, Yevgeny Mravinsky, and later worked as his assistant at the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1969, Serov became a prize-winner of the first International Contest of Conductors arranged by Herbert von Karajan in West Berlin.

Since then Eduard Serov has been appearing often at home and abroad. For some time he worked as the artistic director of the Ulyanovsk Philharmonic Orchestra, which came into being on his initiative and that of the Leningrad Chamber Orchestra of Early and Contemporary Music (1974-1985). People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, since 1987 Eduard Serov has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra. At present time (2008) has leaded Volgograd Symphony Orchestra and has been Chief Conductor in Odens (Denmark).

Eduard Serov’s repertoire includes nearly one thousand works of practically all orchestral styles, epochs, trends and genres. He has conducted all symphonies by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Tchaikovsky, numerous symphonic works by Russian and foreign composers of the 18th – 19th centuries, as well as music by modern composers. He has performed over fifty premieres of works by Soviet composers. A number of foreign opuses received their USSR premiers under his baton.

Eduard Serov has recorded more than 30 gramophone records and more than 22 CD’s. He has toured in the Europe, USA and Japan, and has recorded fifty albums and several CD’s.

Eduard Serov has imbibed the best traits of the Leningrad school of conducting, such as a poignant intellectual message, intense emotionality, and bright and expressive interpretations. His inspired mastery, perfect manual technique and professional dexterity have gained him a high reputation on the concert stage both at home and abroad.

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