Vasily Petrenko is the Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the European Union Youth Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y León. He is also the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, following a 15-year tenure as Chief Conductor (2006-2021). Between 2013-2020 he was Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Artist of the Year at the 2017 Gramophone Awards, Petrenko frequently works with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Czech Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Tokyo and Sydney Symphony orchestras. In 2019 he made his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades, as well as his Carnegie Hall debut.
Highlights of the 2023-24 season include Boris Godunov at the Bayerische Staatsoper as part of the Munich Opera Festival, as well as returns to Filarmonica della Scala, Oslo Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony orchestras. With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, he will conduct on tour in Italy, Germany and the US, and present the Icons Rediscovered concert series in London.
Recent recordings in his award-winning discography include works by Prokofiev and Myaskovsky with the Oslo Philharmonic, released on LAWO Classics.