Dmitry Ralko (Conductor)|
Recipient of the 1st prize at the Vivat, Talent!
international competition in the category “Symphony Conducting”
(St Petersburg, 2012)
Dmitry Ralko graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov
Conservatoire having specialised in choral and opera and symphony
conducting. In 1996 he was appointed Principal Chorus Master and Conductor
of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Leningrad Military District.
With this ensemble he gave over three hundred performances in addition to
appearances in France, Spain and Finland. In 2003 he was made
a conductor at the St Petersburg Conservatoire Theatre of Opera
and Ballet where he conducted Mozart’s operas Cosi fan tutte and
Le nozze di Figaro, Rossini’s Il barbiere di
Siviglia, Puccini’s La Bohéme, Verdi’s
La traviata, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and
a series of children’s performances and opera music galas.
From 2004 to 2006 he was a conductor of the St Petersburg
State Cappella Symphony Orchestra. He has also worked with the Chelyabinsk
Opera and Ballet Theatre (Le nozze di Figaro) and the Concert
Chamber Orchestra of the St Petersburg Conservatoire. From 2007
to 2009 he was Principal Conductor of the Full Student Symphony Orchestra
of the St Petersburg Conservatoire. Has taught opera at the vocal
faculty of the Conservatoire.
From 2007 to the present he has been Artistic Director and Conductor of
the Chamber Orchestra of the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College.
In 2011 using this orchestra and the college’s faculty of vocal
studies he established the student opera theatre-studio Mozarteum
Theatre with which he has staged productions of the operas Dido
and Aeneas by Purcell and La serva padrona by Pergolesi.
Since 2007 he has been the Children’s Chorus Master at
the Mariinsky Theatre. Under his baton, the Children’s Chorus has
taken part in many of the theatre’s projects including premieres of
the operas The Brothers Karamazov, Die Frau ohne Schatten,
Attila, Le nozze di Figaro (production by Alexander Petrov) and
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine’s Ballet
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performances of the cantata
Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Third and Eighth Symphonies, Beethoven’s Ninth
Symphony and a recording of the opera Parsifal on
the Mariinsky label.