Natalia Bazaleva


Natalia Bazaleva is the Artistic Director of the State Krivoshapko Philharmonic Orchestra of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), a conductor of the Symphonica ARTica orchestra, Principal Conductor of the State Concert Orchestra of Yakutia and an Honoured Artist of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Graduated from the Novosibirsk State Glinka Conservatoire and completed a post-graduate study at the conservatoire, specialising in opera and symphony conducting (class of Arnold Katz). From 2003 she was a trainee at the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev.

From 2010 she was Principal Guest Conductor of the Gwang Myeong Symphony Orchestra in Seoul (South Korea). From 2016–2018 she conducted operas and concert programmes at the National State Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

Has also appeared with the Osipov National Academic Folk Instruments Orchestra of Russia (Moscow, 1996, 1998), the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic (1999, 2001) and the Far East Symphony Orchestra (Khabarovsk, 2001, 2003). Has worked as an assistant conductor on productions of the operas Boris Godunov at the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in Yakutsk and Moscow (2002) and Carmen at the Mariinsky Theatre (2005). As a production conductor in 2005 she took part in an international production of Kim Hyun Ok’s opera When Buckwheat Flowers Blossom (Yakutsk, Khabarovsk, Gangwon-do and Seoul). In 2014 she conducted the ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai at the historic Mariinsky Theatre.

Has been a jury member at international and All-Russian competitions, runs master-classes in Russia and abroad and is artistic director of music festivals.
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