Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil is the Artistic Director of the Debut to Master Concert series at the St Petersburg Philharmonic. Since spring 2013, he has been the assistant of Ivan Fischer with both the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra, Berlin.
Vladimir opened last season working on a premiere production of Borodin's Prince Igor as Assistant Conductor to Maestra Simone Young at the Hamburg State Opera (Germany), whom he continues to assist on a regular basis.
After five passionate years marinating in Russian poetry. musical repertoire and revered tradition, Vladimir completed his conducting studies with distinction at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire, Russia in 2012.
His technical clarity, emotional freedom and multi-lingual skills result in moving and insightful collaborations across a broad range of repertoire.
Future projects include international expansion of the Debut to Master Concert Series to Berlin, to build on the success and experience of the Russian Project which will also continue in St Petersburg. In the 2014-15 season Vladimir will continue to work as assistant conductor to Ivan Fischer.