conductor

The Belarusian conductor Vitali Alekseenok has been chief conductor of Abaco orchestra of Munich University since 2017/18. Prizewinner of MDR Conducting Competition 2018 he conducted MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Staatskapelle Weimar, Jena Philharmonic, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, and Hradec Kralove Philharmonic.

In summer 2017 he made his debut at the first “LvivMozArt” Festival with INSO Lviv conducting a theatrical production “Escape” and was invited next year to the festival again for the program “Mozarts” with Ukrainian Festival Orchestra. In autumn 2017 he made his debut with Lviv Philharmonic with works by Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens and Mozart and worked as a guest conductor with INSO Lviv Orchestra for the Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria.

In July-September 2018 Vitali Alekseenok conducted a new production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” during the German-Ukrainian project “Music overcomes walls” with Luhansk Philharmonic Orchestra in the war-affected region in the East Ukraine. In Autumn 2018, he was a musical director of the new production of Zimmermann’s “Weisse Rose” in Theater Belvedere Weimar.

Vitali Alekseenok is a founder and artistic director of “ensemble paradigme” which is focused on performing music of 20th and 21st centuries. Past concert programs include works by Gerard Grisey, Tristan Murail, Michael Levinas, Pawel Szymanski, John Adams, Anton von Webern and others. As a guest conductor he worked with ensembles “Musique bewegt” in Kassel, “Talea Tempora” in St. Petersburg and performed Stravinsky’s “The soldier’s tale” with members of St.Petersburg Philharmonic and Mariinsky Orchestra. In 2015 he made his Polish debut with the ensemble of “I, culture orchestra” in Gdansk, where he performed works by Luciano Berio and his own compositions.

Since season 2016/17 Vitali Alekseenok closely cooperates with Oksana Lyniv and implemented along with her numerous engagements as a conductor and assistant, for example in Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, in the Graz Opera, in the Bavarian State Opera, with the New Philharmony Munich and with Youth Symphony Orchestras of Bavaria and Ukraine. Next engagements include working together in Theater an der Wien with Tchaikovsky’s “The maid of Orleans” and assistantship in the Graz Opera. As an assistant to Johannes Klumpp, Vitali Alekseenok conducted Youth Symphony Orchestra Baden- Württemberg with Mahler 5.Symphony and Ligeti´s „Atmosphères“.

Born 1991 in Vileyka, Belarus, Vitali Alekseenok studied in St. Petersburg Conservatoire with Prof. Aleksander Alekseev and in the Franz Liszt High School of Music Weimar with Prof. Nicolas Pasquet, Gunter Kahlert, Ekhardt Wycik and Johannes Klumpp. He took part in master classes of Bernard Haitink, Bruno Weil, Peter Stark, Rüdiger Bohn amoung others.