ERP artist Mikhail Leontyev. Conductor

Mikhail Leontyev

ERP artist Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta
December 11, 2011
ERP artist Ensemble Floridante
Ensemble Floridante
January 8, 2015

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Conductor

Russian conductor. An artist of ERP. A representative of the younger generation of conductors in St Petersburg.

 

Biography

The biography of Mikhail Leontyev (in Russian: Михаил Леонтьев) includes performances with the orchestra of the State Cappella of St Petersburg, the Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg, Mikhailovsky Theatre (St Petersburg), the St Petersburg Academic Philharmonuc Symphony Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Philharmonic, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra named after Evgeny Svetlanov, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Osaka Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Arpeggione (Moscow), Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, etc.

Mikhail Leontyev has conducted opera and ballet performances at the St Petersburg Conservatoire Theatre and the Hermitage Theatre and in 2008, staged a children’s opera The Little Prince by Banevich, performed in the international opera and ballet festival in Savonlinna (Finland), had concert tours with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in South Korea. In his theatre music repertoire there are Tchaikovsky’s operas The Queen of Spades, Iolanta and Eugene Onegin, Borodin’s Prince Igor, Verdi’s Masked Ball, Halevi’s Jewess, Janáček’s Katya Kabanova, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Mikhail Leontyev has also conducted Tchaikovsky’s ballets Nutcracker and  Swan Lake, Delibes’ Coppélia, Elcheva’s musical Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Uspensky’s Anna Karenina, Donizetti’s comic opera The Bell, Prokofiev’s children’s opera The Giant, etc. His extensive symphonic repertoire contains an awe-inspiring list.

Mikhail Leontyev has received excellent education. He has graduated from the Choral College named after Glinka, the St Petersburg Conservatoire where he studied choral and operatic and symphonic conducting. Also, Arnold Katz’s, Vladimir Fedoseyev’s, Mark Gorenstein’s, Victor Yampolsky’s, Jorma Panula’s, Neeme and Paavo Järvi’s and other master-classes have given rise to a bright career. Mikhail Leontyev has been coached by such outstanding conductors like People’s Artist of Russia, Prof Ravil Martynov, Tatiana Nemkina, People’s Artist of USSR, Prof Vladislav Chernushenko.

Leontyev has won awards at several international competitions: V Conducting Competition named after Sergei Prokofiev (St Petersburg 2008, Title Winner and the Prize of Yamaha), XV Conducting Competition Min-On (Tokyo, 2009, a Gold Medal, Title of Laureate and the Prize of Asahi), I Open Conducting Competition named after Ilya Musin (Kostroma in 2009, 1st prize and Title of Laureate), I All-Russian Conducting Competition (Moscow 2011, Title of Laureate).

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In the period 2011−2016 Mikhail Leontyev was Artistic Director and Principal Conductor (awarded the prize named after S. Rachmaninov) of the Tambov Symphony Orchestra. Since 2016 he is the conductor of the Orchestra Northern Symphony of St Petersburg MusicHall. Since 2017 Leontev is also a senior lecturer in the Moscow State Institute of Music named after A. G. Schnittke.


 

Watch Mikhail Leontyev on YouTube:
player Overture to Ruy Blas, Op 95 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 9 min 43 sec, Tokyo
player Fantasy Kamarinskaya by Mikhail Glinka, 10 min 20 sec, Tokyo
player Fragment from the opera The Queen of Spades by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, 5 min 31 sec, St Petersburg
player Fragment from the opera Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, 7 min, St Petersburg
player Overture Egmont by Ludwig van Beethoven, 10 min 47 sec, St Petersburg
player Baltic Symphony Orchestra, 4 min 27 sec
player Fragment from the opera Masked Ball by Giuseppe Verdi, 10 min 2 sec, St Petersburg
player Performances 2012−2013, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, Saint-Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchetsra, 1 h 19 min 45 sec

Imagetext DVD AD PATREM MEUM
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny (violin), Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta, conductor Mikhail Leontyev
Mozart. Violin Concerto No 3 in G major
2013 ERP 6013
Watch player a fragment (11 min 1 sec) of live video recording on YouTube

 

FromTheNewWorld107DVD FROM THE NEW WORLD
Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Kato Erico (soprano), conductor Mikhail Leontyev
Dvořák, Rimsky-Korsakov, Respighi, Williams, Tchaikovsky, Japanese songs

 

 

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Press resonance

A Person of Great Character. Interview with Mikhail Leontyev (SGI Quarterly / Soka Gakkai International Quarterly Magazine, No 59, Jan 2010, Japan)

Основной силой, объединившей большое количество исполнителей на сцене в единое содружество талантов, стал дирижёр Михаил Леонтьев. /…/ Михаил Леонтьев − лауреат четырёх Международных и Всероссийских конкурсов, гастролировал во многих странах мира… Дирижёр работает с развёрнутой во времени формой, и собрать в единое целое кантату «STABAT MATER» − подвиг с привлечением большого количества музыкантов, единомышленников. У маэстро это блестяще получилось! Он с большим уважением относится к музыкантам, и они ему отвечают тем же. Ведь основной задачей, по выражению выдающегося дирижёра современности Геннадия Рождественского, является умение дирижёра заставить музыкантов хотеть играть ещё лучше. Это умение было продемонстрировано М. Леонтьевым в работе с оркестром и хором над партитурами Й. Гайдна и К. Дженкинса. (Tatiana Danielyan, Vechernii Stavropol, 02.01.17, Russia, whole article)

… событие культурной жизни и города в целом. /…/ У М. Леонтьева множество титулов и наград, он дипломант V Международного конкурса дирижеров имени С. Прокофьева (Санкт-Петербург… 2008), победитель XV Международного конкурса дирижеров MIN-ON (Токио… 2009), победитель I Открытого конкурса дирижеров имени И. Мусина (… 2009). Был приглашенным дирижером Михайловского театра, ранее работал в Капелле Санкт-Петербурга. М. Л.: «Если по-другому посадить оркестр, звук изменится в любом случае… Мне хотелось как можно больше выдвинуть оркестр на авансцену. Поэтому с задних рядов все медные инструменты я постарался рассадить по бокам, чтобы они сидели поближе и не дули в уши деревянным духовым. /…/ Что касается струнных: виолончели теперь более повернуты деками к залу. Если они сидят сбоку, то их звук теряется. Как раз эта рассадка очень популярна везде: и в Европе, и в Азии.» (Elena Sipacheva, Gradus ad Parnassum, No 8, Dec 2011, Russia)

Klaaspärlimängu” avakontserdi sisustas Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta /…/ noore Peterburi dirigendi Mihhail Leontjevi taktikepi all. Usun, et see kontsert lõi seniste Tartus toimunud festivalide publikurekordi. Kava oli huvitav. /…/ Täpse, kuid väljendusrikka žestiga Leontjev lasi Mozarti muusika võlul maksvusele pääseda. (Mart Jaanson, Sirp, 10.08.12, whole article)

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