Mikhail Tatarnikov – Coming Back to NOVAT

January 12, 2017

In the nearest days of January Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed under baton of musical director and principal conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre of St. Petersburg Mikhail Tatarnikov. The audience remembers maestro after an afflated and penetrating interpretation of Puccini’s Tosca at the end of the last season with Veronica Dzhioeva in the main role. We hope that both artists and spectators are looking forward to meet the maestro again.

Mikhail Tatarnikov, a violinist by his first education, is outcoming from a family of St. Petersburg artists. “My relatives have been always pushing me towards conducting, - confessed maestro is one of his interviews. – Herbert von Karajan was the idol of my young years. The moment, when I realized that I wanted to try myself as a conductor, was in 2001, when I listened to La boheme conducted by Karajan. And, of course, the Russian conductors Evgeny Svetlanov, Yuri Temirkanov and of course Valery Gergiev obviously had great influence on me. I am extremely grateful to maestro Gergiev and consider him to be my teacher”.

In 2012 Mikhail Tatarnikov was invited to the Mikhailovsky Theatre as a musical director and principal conductor. In 2013 he won the Golden Strand prize of the top theatre award of St. Petersburg in nomination “For the best expressiveness in conducting”. In 2016 maestro was awarded the second degree diploma and a commemorative token “Tchaikovsky” for a contribution into musical culture of Russia.

On January 13, 14 and 15 Romeo and Juliet by Sergey Prokofiev choreographed by Oleg Vinogradov will be conducted by Mikhail Tatarnokov. The main parts will be performed by Anna Germizeeva and Nikolay Maltsev, Olga Grishenkova and Roman Polkovnikov, Ekaterina Likhova and Evgeny Basalyuk.