Andreï Chevtchouk is above all a Russian conductor.
Trained in the tradition of the Russian school with its ethos of rigour yet generosity, the Russian conductor is expected to be open-minded and sensitive to the diversity naturally resulting from such a vast country and so varied a people. A Russian conductor will understand more than many others a work’s universality in all its various facets.
Andreï Chevtchouk with the Tschaikowsky Orchestra in the Philarmonia Hall
and in the Kirov Opera in St Petersburg.
Born on 1st March 1970, Andreï Chevtchouk began his training at St Petersburg’s Academic Chapel and went on to obtain his diplomas as choirmaster and symphonic conductor from the St Petersburg Conservatory.
Having been awarded 1st prize in the Pan-Russian Choirmasters’ Competition and having been awarded the ‘diplôme’ for orchestral conducting by the jury of the Serge Prokofiev International Competition, he was nominated principal conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphonic Orchestra which was sponsored by Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Temirkanov and Valery Gergiev in turn.
As a Russian conductor his career brought him to France in 1996 where posts as orchestral conductor and choirmaster where offered him. Equally he took on several responsabilities as orchestral conductor for ensembles in various European countries : the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, the Miskolc Telemann Orchestra (Hungary), Lyons Symphonic Orchestra, the Munich Abaco Orchestra and the Ulm and Dortmund Student Orchestra.
He has lived in Picardy since 1999 where notably he has worked as assistant conductor for Mstislav Rostropovitch and has continued multiplying his engagements as choirmaster and orchestral conductor in an ever widening repertoire ; one where Russian music takes its place alongside the music of other nations, one which ranges from chamber music right up to the most demanding symphonic works.
Andreï Chevtchouk with
Mstislav Rostropovitch and Martin Matalon