Vladimir Fanshil


Brief Biography

Innovative Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil is quickly establishing himself as a versatile artist covering symphonic, operatic and ballet genres.

After a fruitful collaboration as assistant conductor to Iván Fischer (2013-2017) Vladimir has continued to make noteworthy debuts and returns, most recently with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Mariinsky theatre orchestra, Orchestre Nacional D'Ile de France, at the Bashmet Festival, Odessa National Philharmonic and at the Odessa National Opera.


In 2012, Vladimir completed his masters of Operatic/Symphonic conducting at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire. Whilst a student there he became a regular conductor of the State Hermitage Orchestra which included a CD recording of Schnittke and he also conducted a number of opera productions including La Traviata, Evgeny Onegin, Aida and modern opera - The complaints book.

He went on to work on a production of Prince Igor at the Hamburg State Opera and in that same year he made his Sydney Opera House debut with a gala concert of modern Australian works.


His technical clarity, emotional freedom and multi-lingual skills result in moving and insightful collaborations across a broad range of repertoire.

Vladimir is also a published poet and continues to write Poetry.



S. Englert, Director Budapest Festival Orchestra

He is a very serious artist and a highly gifted conductor




Vladimir is also a published poet and continues to write Poetry.


Heart's horizon (January 06, 2018)

In this world

Fences and lines

Are couches of society:

To protect, divide & define

My hearts fence

Is the horizon

& when I reach it

there I’ll draw the line.


Check out more of Vladimir Fanshil's poetry here.