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Dmitry Yurovsky: "I did not want to conduct ..."

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Muzcentrum.ru
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Friday, 3 November, 2017

On a visit to the program "Makeup Orpheus" - maestro Dmitry Yurovsky, the youngest representative of the famous dynasty of musicians and conductors, art director and chief conductor of the Moscow City Simphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic...

Dmitry Yurovsky was born in Moscow. He began his musical education at the Central Music School. A short time he studied violin, and then for many years his musical instrument was a cello. When Dmitry was ten years old, his family moved to live in Germany. It was there that his further musical formation took place, during which the cello bow was replaced by the conductor's baton.

Here, as Dmitry Yurovsky himself tells about this:

"When I was about fifteen years old, my father began to warn me that at some point I might become tightly behind the instrument, and I would like to conduct. To which I replied that the family already has two conductors - the brother and father are performing all over the world; why still a third - yet they will laugh. In a word, I was not going to conduct at all. Of course, I was interested in this process, but I understood that the profession is very difficult, and for a cello I feel very good. But then a chance happened. At about the age of twenty-two, I had the feeling that I was overplaying my hand - pains began to appear. I went to the doctor. His first question was: "Young man, tell me, do you really need to play the cello?". I replied that I had been a tool since I was four and, of course, I would like to continue. To this he told me that I should revise my life, because my diagnosis was - arthrosis of both hands. It was impossible to cure him, only to support him. In this case, it was almost impossible to play the volumes necessary for a professional musician. So when in twenty-two years I was confronted with this fact, it was necessary to invent something. At the family council, I initially opposed for a long time, but at the same time I understood that I do not have many options. On any other instrument, it was too late to learn to play, and in the future they would still have the same problems. It remained only to become a composer, theoretician or conductor. I could not be a theorist, because I'm a practitioner - I need to go on stage. A similar situation with the composition - I listened to so many other people's music and understood - to find my own, I have neither strength nor patience. It remains only conducting, which I decided to try ... "

To date, the musical management of Dmitry Yurovsky - the government orchestra of Moscow "Russian Philharmonic" and the orchestra of the Royal Flemish opera in Antwerp and Ghent.

About the peculiarities of work in each of them, for which he loves Moscow and is grateful to Genoa, his companion-wife, children and joint family projects, the conductor tells during two meetings in the cycle of programs "The Makeup of Orpheus".

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