Vasily Petrenko, Artist of the Year at the 2017 Gramophone Awards, frequently works with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Czech Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony Tokyo and Sydney Symphony. In November 2019 he made his Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades, as well as his Carnegie Hall debut.
Petrenko is the Music Director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He is also the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's Conductor Laureate and Artistic Director designate of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, where he is already Principal Guest Conductor. Between 2013-2020 he was Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and he was the Liverpool Philharmonic's Chief Conductor for 15 years (2006-2021).
Petrenko’s guest engagements in 2021/22 include his debut with Filarmonica della Scala in Milan, as well as returns to the Dresden Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The latest recordings in his award-winning discography feature works by Prokofiev and Myaskovsky with the Oslo Philharmonic, with two recordings released on LAWO Classics in 2020 and 2021.