COVID-19: Death of conductor Alexander Vedernikov

COVID-19: Conductor Alexander Vedernikov dies

Conductor Alexander Vedernikov during a concert with the OSM in September 2003.

Share October 30, 2020 3:06 p.m. Share COVID-19: Death of conductor Alexander Vedernikov Agence France-Presse COPENHAGEN – Russian conductor Alexander Vedernikov, who notably directed the Moscow Bolshoi theater for eight years, has died at the age 56 while suffering from the new coronavirus, the Royal Danish Theater, whose orchestra he was conducting, announced on Friday.

“He died in Moscow, where he was recently staying, after complications from COVID-19,” the institution said in a statement.

From 2001 to 2009, Alexander Vedernikov served as musical director and conductor at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow before joining the ranks of the Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark.

In 2018, he became conductor of the Royal Danish Orchestra and musical director and principal conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, positions he will retain until his death.

During his career, Alexander Vedernikov also conducted at the Paris Opera for the ballet, Le lac des cygnes , in 2004.

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