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Conductor

Mikhail Agrest

Music Director of Stuttgart Ballet

"Mikhail Agrest’s direction of the orchestra was pure poetry and emotion." - Demokraatti

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Biography Highlights

 
 

Upcoming & Recent

Symphonic concerts with the Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari,  Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Eugene Onegin, Il barbiere di Siviglia  at Staatsoper Hannover,  ballet productions at Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Finnish National Opera & Semperoper Dresden, concert at Szczecin Philharmonics.

 
 

Previous

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh at the Metropolitan Opera, Švanda dudákSwan Lake, Heatscape at Semperoper Dresden, Eugene Onegin at the Finnish National Opera, Faust at Zurich Opera, La Traviata, Don Giovanni at Opera Australia, Tosca at the Swedish National Opera, Jenufa at the English National Opera. Symphonic programs with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmoniker, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and New West Symphony.
 

 
 

Portraits

Mikhail Agrest
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Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Verdi - Traviata

Verdi - Traviata

Discography

Mikhail in Concertos Parlando

Concertos Parlando

Philippe Graffin (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Robertas Šervenikas, Mikhail Agrest

Mikhail in Violin Concerto, Op. 33 / Andante Religioso / Romance, Op. 26

Violin Concerto, Op. 33 / Andante Religioso / Romance, Op. 26

Lisa Jacobs, Bremer Philharmoniker, Mikhail Agrest

 

Reviews & Press

 
 

Finnish National Opere - Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Mikhail Agrest’s direction of the orchestra was pure poetry and emotion. Affection, hope, intellect, and beauty – every element was cherished like a petal of a flower. He led the orchestra through the musical narrative, like a good shepherd.
 

- Matti Saurama

It was a  performance, so rare in our days,  that showed integrity and unity of the musical and theatrical incarnations. In many respects this is due to the intelligent manner of the conductor,
music in the blood. A former student of Mariss Jansons, he led the orchestra, bringing out inner details and nuances , and musicians obediently trusted each of his maningful gestures 
 

- Vladimir Dudin,

Stuttgart Ballet - Liszt - Mayerlink

Three cheers too for Mikhail Agrest and the Staatsorchester who have audibly worked hard to bring out the extraordinary richness and varied sonorities of John Lanchbery’s masterful arrangement of Liszt. In Stuttgart, this score was a new experience for both conductor and orchestra who have approached it with engagement and respect, making it sound fresh and singularly right. Agrest elicited magnificent playing, with warm string sound and emphatic brass. Time and time again, the detailing in the score was brought out in a way not heard in London.
 

- G. J. Dowler , Classical Source

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Scottish Opera - Prokifiev - The Fiery Angel

Agrest and the orchestra gave a muscular account of this powerful score, 
 

- David Smythe , Bachtrack

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Mikhail Agrest keeps driving the music to its inexorable conclusion
 

- Catriona Graham , Opera Critic

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