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Beethoven with the Houston Symphony

“The new year is not even a month old and the orchestra has already lodged one brilliant Beethoven performance, courtesy of guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk. The Moscow native set a high bar Thursday night with a sensitive, athletic...

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Beethoven with the San Francisco Symphony

“He paid careful attention to nuances in dynamics and phrasing. It all felt natural and organic.” Seen and Heard International

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Cleveland Orchestra champions the overlooked with Hamelin, Slobodeniouk

“But there was collective strength as well. To the extent Nielsen had conflict in mind as he penned this restless music, Slobodeniouk conveyed it with force, marshalling wave upon aggressive wave and deriving new momentum from counterpoint.” Cleveland.com

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Slobodeniouk, Mørk Shine in Northern Light

“Narrative aside, the piece is one of Sibelius’s most popular short works, so it was a surprise to learn that Slobodeniouk is only the fourth conductor to program it with the BSO and the first since Colin Davis...

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Guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk leads the BSO to walk less-traveled paths

“This week, with the dynamo conductor Dima Slobodeniouk making his Symphony Hall debut, the BSO combined Elgar’s pensive Cello Concerto with two paths-less-travelled in the form of Sibelius’s “Pohjola’s Daughter” and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 5.” Boston Globe

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Politiken.dk

“Dima Slobodeniouk, accounted for some of the most relaxed, precise, simple and easily understandable conducting and playing I have witnessed in recent concerts.” – Thomas Michelsen, politiken.dk

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Sydsvenskan

“On the conductor’s podium was Dima Slobodeniouk, a dancer and vocalist, who effortlessly guided the orchestra, shaping the details and development of music by Weber, Beethoven, Zemlinsky and Strauss” – Tobias Lund, Sydsvenskan

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Bachtrack: Sibelius Festival in Lahti opens with Swanwhite rarity

“The Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Slobodeniouk now had their opportunity to shine. The most satisfying of the pieces were the first two: The Peacock and The Harp with some notable orchestral colours and chamber music textures. The entry of the harp and...

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Leipziger Volkszeitung

“Zumal diese Musik dem Gewandhausorchester wie auf den Leib geschrieben ist. Slobodeniouk gestaltet den Klang von unten heraus, sorgt verlässlich dafür, dass zwischen kraftvoll grundierendem Bass und den zarten Spiegelungen hoch droben kein Loch aufreißt. Vor allem aber:...

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OUT NOW | Ilya Gringolts’ New CD: ‘Stravinsky: Music for Violin Volume 2’ [LISTEN]

BIS Records has this week announced the release of Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts‘ new album: Stravinsky: Music for Violin Volume 2. Recorded with pianist Peter Laul, conductor Dima Slobodeniouk and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the all-Igor Stravinsky violin...

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