Famous Conductors from Russia

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.

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  • Alexander Glazunov
    Dec. at 70 (1865-1936)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Константи́нович Глазуно́в, 10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Russian Romantic ...more
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    Alexander Nikolayevich Lazarev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Ла́зарев; born 5 July 1945, Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian conductor. He studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, and later at ...more
  • Andrei Volkonsky
    Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)
    • Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
    Prince Andrei Mikhaylovich Volkonsky (also Andrey, André, Mikhailovich, Michailovich, Volkonski, Volkonskiy) (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Волконский; 14 February 1933 in Geneva, Switzerland – 16 ...more
  • Anton Rubinstein
    Dec. at 64 (1829-1894)
    • Birthplace: Vikhvatinets
    Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (Russian: Антон Григорьевич Рубинштейн, tr. Anton Grigor'evič Rubinštejn; November 28 [O.S. November 16] 1829 – November 20 [O.S. November 8] 1894) was a Russian ...more
  • Constantin Bakaleinikoff
    Dec. at 70 (1896-1966)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    Constantin Romanovich Bakaleinikov (also spelled Bakaleynikov and Bakaleinikoff; Russian: Константин Романович Бакалейников; 26 April 1896 – 3 September 1966) was a Russian-born composer.
  • Daniele Amfitheatrof
    Dec. at 81 (1901-1983)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Daniele (Alexandrovich) Amfitheatrof (Russian: Даниил Александрович Амфитеатров, October 29, 1901 – June 4, 1983) was an Italian composer and conductor.