Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov (b1938).
He became the artistic director and chief conductor of St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 1988. Looking back into Temirkanov’s early career, a key event was his victory at the 2nd National Conductors’ Competition in 1966. From that moment onwards, Temirkanov, a graduate student of the Leningrad Conservatory (class of Professor Ilia Musin) overnight entered the ranks of the most sought-after conductors of his generation.
Maestro Temirkanov served as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 11th Music Director from 2000 until 2006. Principal Guest Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.