2021 CONDUCTOR OF THE OPERA AUSTRALIA ORCHESTRA - Maestro Vladimir Fanshil

Innovative Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil has spent the past ‘COVID' year at the piano playing over forty ’salon' concerts through his Live at Yours project. Its successful expansion quickly went from the original house concerts to now presenting many talented local and international artists in intimate and unusual spaces and is now endorsed by State and City grants.

Previously to the pandemic Vladimir was based in Vienna and conducting leading orchestras in Europe including: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Luxembourg Philharmonic orchestra, Odessa State Philharmonic and Odessa Opera House.

In 2007 he took the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Budapest Festival Orchestra on tour and has been a guest conductor of the Mariinsky orchestra since his debut at the White Nights Festival there also in 2017.

Vladimir was the assistant conductor to Iván Fischer with both the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin from 2013-2017. He has travelled the globe with the BFO and also assisted on the orchestra’s celebrated Mahler and Beethoven recordings. He graduated from the St Petersburg State Conservatoire in 2012, where he conducted numerous opera productions and was the guest conductor of the State Hermitage Orchestra. Vladimir writes poetry and loves hosting ’salon’ concerts all over the world.

Maestro Vladimir Fanshil will work closely with the singers alongside the orchestra in preparation for their all important Finals performance.

Past Conductors
2019
Nicholas Milton
2018
Nicholas Milton