"The young conductor manages to establish exactly this unity in a sublime way. Together with the orchestra, he brings the wonderful composition to a higher, almost ethereal level."
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Stanislav Kochanovsky was born and studied in St. Petersburg where he was singled out early on in his career as a unique talent, and is now considered one of the brightest and most promising young conductors heralding from Russia today. With an in-depth knowledge and experience of a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire gleaned during his formative years conducting at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and as a Chief Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra, Kochanovsky is now receiving attention from orchestras and opera houses around the world. 
Music was in the best hands – Kochanovsky and his musicians that maintained a round and absolutely balanced sound. The conductor proved that he is not only the most elegant appearance at the podium, but also a brilliant sound organizer.
Aachener Zeitung
Stanislav’s highly successful debut with Italy’s Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in 2014 immediately resulted in a return invitation, as did his debut at Opernhaus Zürich where he conducted Pique Dame (director Robert Carsen) in 2016 and a new production of Eugen Onegin (director Barrie Kosky) the following year. Other recent debuts include concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Orchestre National de Lyon, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Malaysian Philharmonic, China National Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Symphony Orchestra. Recent opera engagements have included Iolanta (director Mariusz Trelinsky) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Prince Igor (director Dmitry Chernyakov) at the National Opera Amsterdam and Boris Godunov (director Stefano Poda) at the Korean National Opera in Seoul..
The young conductor manages to establish exactly this unity in a sublime way. Together with the orchestra, he brings the wonderful composition to a higher, almost ethereal level.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season include debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Toulouse, Belgian National Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, RTE National Symphony (Dublin), and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Stanislav also returns to conduct the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Lyon. After his 2017 debut at Verbier Festival with the Eugen Onegin in concert Stanislav was emmidiately reinvited for the next summer in 2018, which marks the XXVth anniversary season of the Festival, conducting a symphonic programme with Lucas Debargue and Mikhail Pletnev, and the opera Rigoletto in concert. Next summer 2019 Stanislav is coming back to the Verbier Festival for the third time.
The greatest revelation of the evening was the guest conductor, young Russian Stanislav Kochanovsky. He navigated the orchestra faultlessly through the rhythmically complex score, enabling the orchestra to play with complete precision. 
In addition to his dedication conducting the pillars of the classical repertoire, Stanislav has a strong interest in conducting rarely performed works. Over the last few seasons, Stanislav has conducted special repertoire such as Ligeti’s Requiem, Scriabin-Nemtin’s Prefatory Action “Mysterium” and Kodály Psalmus Hungaricus with Belgian National Orchestra, Shostakovich’s unfinished opera The Gambler in St.Petersburg Chamber Opera; Myaskovsky Silence and Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia in Moscow; cantatas by Jan van Gilse “Sulamith” and Sergei Tanejev “John of Damascus” with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
Also Stanislav is committed to bringing works by living composers to the stage such as Fedele, Broström, Visman, Campogrande, Martinsson, Golijov, Thorvaldsdottir, Tarnopolski, Rääts amongst others.  
Stanislav Kochanovsky attended the Glinka Choir School in his home town of St Petersburg before going on to graduate with honours at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, where he studied choral conducting with Prof. Tatiana Khitrova (2004), organ with Prof. Nina Oksentyan (2004) and opera-symphonic conducting with Prof. Alexander Titov (2008). His collaboration with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg began in 2007 where, from the age of 25, he was given the invaluable opportunity to conduct over 60 opera and ballet performances.
From 2010 to 2015 he was Principal Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2012 has worked in close partnership with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” in Moscow. He also regularly performs with the St. Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Mariinsky Theatre.