conductor

Sergej Bolkhovets

Sergej Bolkhovets is an ascend­ing Swedish con­duc­tor with an already exten­sive inter­na­tion­al career as a vio­lin­ist play­ing as a reg­u­lar guest with a.o. Berliner Philharmoniker. He held the posi­tion of Assistant Conductor at the Gothenburg Opera dur­ing the 20/21 and 21/22 sea­sons, fol­low­ing his tenure as Assistant Conductor at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 19/20.

 

This 22/23 sea­son, Bolkhovets cel­e­brates his debut with both the Luzern Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Royal Opera House in a con­cert pro­duc­tion. He returns to the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for two pro­duc­tions, after hav­ing debuted last sea­son with them and being imme­di­ate­ly rein­vit­ed for sev­er­al con­cert pro­grammes. Furthermore, he acts as assis­tant con­duc­tor at the Bayerische Staatsoper for a new pro­duc­tion of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas / Schönberg’s Erwartung.

During his time as Assistant Conductor at the Gothenburg Opera, Bolkhovets con­duct­ed per­for­mances of Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma and worked on pro­duc­tions of a.o. Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini’s Tosca and La Bohème, Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gösta Nyström’s Herr Arnes Penningar and Kander’s Cabaret.

Highlights from recent sea­sons include engage­ments with the Bamberger Symphoniker, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and BBC Philharmonic. He has also col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich dur­ing a mas­ter­class with David Zinman, as well as with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as part of a con­duct­ing work­shop. He has fur­ther­more worked repeat­ed­ly with numer­ous oth­er Swedish orches­tras, such as the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan, as well as in the UK with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, London Sinfonietta and Red Note Ensemble.[/learn_more]

As a Conducting Fellow at the Verbier Festival in 2018, he worked a.o. with Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseda and Alain Altinoglu. He has par­tic­i­pat­ed in numer­ous con­duct­ing mas­ter­class­es with a.o. Paavo Järvi.

Bolkhovets grad­u­at­ed from the Junior Fellowship in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2018, as well as the Leverhulme Conducting Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020 with Garry Walker as his main men­tor. He also stud­ied con­duct­ing at the University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar with Markus Frank and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with B Tommy Andersson.

As a vio­lin­ist, Bolkhovets start­ed play­ing in the Berliner Philharmoniker even pri­or to grad­u­at­ing from the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin, where he stud­ied with Ulf Wallin and Tabea Zimmermann. Additionally, he grad­u­at­ed with a soloist diplo­ma from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Joakim Svenheden. As a soloist he has per­formed 20 vio­lin con­cer­tos with a.o. Stockholm Royal Philharmonic. As an orches­tra musi­cian, Bolkhovets has played in numer­ous renowned orches­tras such as a.o. Berlin Philharmonic, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and has also per­formed as guest con­cert­mas­ter at a.o. Royal Swedish Opera, Frankfurter Oper- und Museumsorchester, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

“I have known Sergej for many years, first as a vio­lin­ist play­ing with me in the Berlin Philharmonic and as my con­duct­ing stu­dent at the Järvi Academy, where he demon­strat­ed a very rapid and impres­sive devel­op­ment. His engag­ing and pleas­ant char­ac­ter make him very easy to engage with. It has been my plea­sure to see his growth as a con­duc­tor and I strong­ly believe he has all the nec­es­sary tools to suc­ceed at the high­est inter­na­tion­al lev­el.

Paavo Järvi

“Sergej is an absolute­ly out­stand­ing musi­cian and con­duc­tor, with an hon­est and pleas­ant approach to music mak­ing. I’ve known him for quite a few years, and he was an excel­lent Assistant to me. He is an absolute­ly first rate human being, with a pleas­ant yet author­i­ta­tive man­ner in front of an orchestra.”

Garry Walker

Music Director of Opera North and Chief Conductor of the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz

conductor

Sergej Bolkhovets

Sergej Bolkhovets is an ascend­ing Swedish con­duc­tor with an already exten­sive inter­na­tion­al career as a vio­lin­ist play­ing as a reg­u­lar guest with a.o. Berliner Philharmoniker. He held the posi­tion of Assistant Conductor at the Gothenburg Opera dur­ing the 20/21 and 21/22 sea­sons, fol­low­ing his tenure as Assistant Conductor at the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 19/20.

This 22/23 sea­son, Bolkhovets cel­e­brates his debut with both the Luzern Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Royal Opera House in a con­cert pro­duc­tion. He returns to the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for two pro­duc­tions, after hav­ing debuted last sea­son with them and being imme­di­ate­ly rein­vit­ed for sev­er­al con­cert pro­grammes. Furthermore, he acts as assis­tant con­duc­tor at the Bayerische Staatsoper for a new pro­duc­tion of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas / Schönberg’s Erwartung.

During his time as Assistant Conductor at the Gothenburg Opera, Bolkhovets con­duct­ed per­for­mances of Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma and worked on pro­duc­tions of a.o. Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini’s Tosca and La Bohème, Wagner’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gösta Nyström’s Herr Arnes Penningar and Kander’s Cabaret.

Highlights from recent sea­sons include engage­ments with the Bamberger Symphoniker, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and BBC Philharmonic. He has also col­lab­o­rat­ed with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich dur­ing a mas­ter­class with David Zinman, as well as with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as part of a con­duct­ing work­shop. He has fur­ther­more worked repeat­ed­ly with numer­ous oth­er Swedish orches­tras, such as the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Västerås Sinfonietta and Dalasinfoniettan, as well as in the UK with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, London Sinfonietta and Red Note Ensemble.

“I have known Sergej for many years, first as a vio­lin­ist play­ing with me in the Berlin Philharmonic and as my con­duct­ing stu­dent at the Järvi Academy, where he demon­strat­ed a very rapid and impres­sive devel­op­ment. His engag­ing and pleas­ant char­ac­ter make him very easy to engage with. It has been my plea­sure to see his growth as a con­duc­tor and I strong­ly believe he has all the nec­es­sary tools to suc­ceed at the high­est inter­na­tion­al lev­el.

Paavo Järvi

“Sergej is an absolute­ly out­stand­ing musi­cian and con­duc­tor, with an hon­est and pleas­ant approach to music mak­ing. I’ve known him for quite a few years, and he was an excel­lent Assistant to me. He is an absolute­ly first rate human being, with a pleas­ant yet author­i­ta­tive man­ner in front of an orchestra.”

Garry Walker

Music Director of Opera North and Chief Conductor of the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz