Vladimir Fanshil




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The innovative Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil is quickly establishing himself as a versatile conductor covering operatic, ballet and symphonic repertoire.

In recent seasons he has conducted the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Budapest and on tour, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Mariinsky theatre orchestra, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Odessa State Philharmonic and Odessa Opera House.


He opened this season by taking the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra on tour followed by a debut with the Bilkent symphony orchestra and then a return to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. He has since been appointed guest conductor of the Mariinsky orchestra.


Vladimir was the assistant conductor to Iván Fischer with both the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin from 2013-2017.

He has travelled the globe with the BFO and also assisted on the orchestra’s celebrated Mahler and Beethoven recordings.


In 2012 he founded the Debut to Master concert series at the St Petersburg Philharmonic, which with the support of the Hennessy Foundation continues to flourish today at the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

In 2019 he founded the Odessa Festival Orchestra, in 2020 the first edition of the Beethoven Festival in Odessa, also under his leadership, will take place.


Vladimir studied piano with Prof. Nikolai Evrov at the Sydney Conservatorium before he began his studies at the St Petersburg State Conservatoire, where he graduated in 2012 (Masters of Conducting). During his time at the St Petersburg Ste Conservatoire he also directed full opera productions of Aida, La Traviata, Evgeny Onegin, and modern opera Complaints Book.


He then collaborated on a new production of Borodin’s 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.


“He is a very serious artist and a highly gifted conductor” (S.Englert, Director Budapest Festival Orchestra)


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.


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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.