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Stanislav KOCHANOVSKY was born in St. Petersburg and studied at the Glinka Choir School. He graduated with honors at the famous St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire studying choral conducting with Prof. Tatiana Khitrova (2004), organ with Prof. Nina Oksentyan (2004) and opera-symphonic conducting with Prof. Alexander Titov (2008).

During his studies participated in master classes of Colin Metters, Mikhail Jurowski, Eri Klas, Victor Yampolsky, Yuri Simonov and gained enthusiastic recommendations.

From 2010 to 2015 Stanislav was Principal conductor of The State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra.

His activity with the Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra already includes more than 60 symphonic programs, 6 festivals and 8 opera productions. Highlights were Scriabin's Prometheus “Poem of fire” and 3rd Symphony “Le Divin Poeme”, Schnittke Festival, Rachmaninov Cycle including new Aleko production, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. 

The tours with the Orchestra to Kazan, Vladikavkaz and Moscow have been well received by critics.

First opera engagements took him in season 2006/2007 to St. Petersburg's Chamber Opera, Rimsky-Korsakov Theatre of Conservatory, Theatre of Musical Comedy and to Moscow's New Opera as assistant for a new production of Lohengrin. In 2007 began an intensive collaboration with the Mikhailovsky Theatre which brought over 60 opera & ballet performances as well as a London Coliseum debut. As a guest conductor Stanislav worked on new opera productions at the Mariinsky Theatre and the Flemish Opera in Belgium.

Stanislav Kochanovsky has more than 30 operas and ballets in his repertoire.

Starting 2006 participates in “St.Petersburg Music House” projects.

2012 starts a working partnership with State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, that besides concerts in Moscow also includes participation in tours and concerts of Denis Matsuev’s festival “Crescendo”.

Stanislav Kochanovsky in his 30 years managed to become one of the best young conductors in the country, playing with all the Best Russian orchestras. […] It is already obvious that this young man is a phenomenon. He is uniquely sophisticated in his sense of music and style. […] Easily and elegantly he took the musicians away from heroic swing to delicate and tender pianissimo so that the orchestra of 120 instruments sounds like a warm sensuous whisper.
Udm-info after the debut with the renowned Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra in 2012.

The year 2013 brought an invitation to conduct a Stars of the White Nights Festival concert with the outstanding Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra.

In April 2014 made his debut with National Academy of Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome.

After his brilliant debut, the Academy has immediately wanted Stanislav back on the podium of the Orchestra to conduct a Russian program for “Festa della Musica” 2014 festival.

In Russia Kochanovsky is collaborating with State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, the Moscow's and St. Petersburg's Philharmonic, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya”, State Academic Capella and Hermitage Orchestras, Tatarstan Symphony Orchestra, Volgograd and Yaroslavl Symphony Orchestras.

Parallel to his positions in Russia, his international career also is developing fast. First appearances in recent years brought him to Academy of Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic OrchestraFilarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Croatian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Lyon, NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), China National Symphony Orchestra (Beijing), Malaysian Philharmonic (Kuala Lumpur), Lithuanian Symphony Orchestra, Israel Symphony Orchestra.

In 2015/2016 season Kochanovsky made debuts in Opernhaus Zurich with Pique Dame, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Iolanta and Mannheim National Opera with Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci.

Next season Stanislav will continue to perform throughout the world. Highlights of the upcoming season include concerts with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Russian national Orchestra, Brussels National Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Orchestra, Orchestre National de ToulouseMelbourne Symphony Orchestra (Australia)Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra (Belgium), Malmo Symphony Orchestra (Sweden) and three opera productions: Prince Igor in National Opera Amsterdam (director Dmitry Chernyakov) with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Boris Godunov in Korean National Opera in Seoul Arts Center (director Stefano Poda) and Eugene Onegin in Opernhaus Zurich (director Barrie Kosky) with Philharmonia Zurich.