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List of notable or famous conductors from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Russia and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Russia is included when available.

People on this list include Sergei Rachmaninoff and Igor Stravinsky.

This historic conductors from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Russia?" These prominent conductors of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian conductors.

Use this list of renowned Russian conductors to discover some new conductors that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (41 items)
Alexander Glazunov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors from Russia
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Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928 and was also instrumental in the reorganization of the institute into the Petrograd ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1865-1936)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Music pedagogue

Credits: Surviving Life

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#16 on The Best Russian Composers of All Time

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Alexander Lazarev is a Russian conductor. He studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, and later at the Moscow Conservatory with Leo Ginsbourg. In 1971, he was the first prize winner in a national conducting competition in the USSR. In 1972, he won a first prize and gold medal in the Karajan ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Conductor

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Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky was a Russian composer of classical music and harpsichordist. He was a key figure in Early Music Revival in Russia. ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1933-2008)

Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland

Profession: Conductor, Harpsichordist, Composer

Credits: Dead Season, Three Plus Two, Through the Graveyard, The Magic Weaver

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Anton Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors from Russia
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Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein was a Russian pianist, composer and conductor who became a pivotal figure in Russian culture when he founded the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. He was the elder brother of Nikolai Rubinstein who founded the Moscow Conservatory. As a pianist, Rubinstein ranks amongst the ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1829-1894)

Birthplace: Vikhvatinets

Profession: Conductor, Pianist, Composer

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#19 on The Greatest Pianists Ever

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Constantin Romanovich Bakaleinikov, or Bakaleinikoff was a Russian-born composer. ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1896-1966)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Actor, Composer

Credits: The Falcon Takes Over, The Sea Around Us, Ten Cents a Dance, Dr. Christian Meets the Women Isle of Destiny, + more

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Daniele Amfitheatrof was a Russian-born Italian-naturalised composer and conductor. ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1901-1983)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer

Credits: Song of the South, Lassie Come Home, The Big Heat, Major Dundee Fast and Furious, + more

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Conductors from Russia
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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1906-1975)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer Teacher

Credits: Children of Men, Eyes Wide Shut, Bridge of Spies, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

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#95 on Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms

#3 on The Best Russian Composers of All Time

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Dmitry Sitkovetsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Conductors from Russia
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Dmitry Yulianovich Sitkovetsky is a Soviet-Russian born classical violinist and conductor. ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

Profession: Conductor, Violinist

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