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Vladimir Fanshil - NOSPR

Vladimir FanshilConductor

Ukrainian born, Australian conductor Vladimir Fanshil is known for his visionary and gripping performances, insightful hosting, skilful programming and innovative concert formatting. 

Vladimir is currently conductor at NOSPR and is regularly invited to conduct the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, in Ankara Turkey, Opera Australia, Australian ballet, both the Odessa Philharmonic and Odessa Opera in his native city. He also had an ongoing collaboration with the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia from 2017-2020, where he was guest conductor. He has conducted the Orchestre National d’Ile de France at the Paris Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, The Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, both conducted and toured with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2019, Vladimir conducted a new production of Pulcinella and Apollon Musagète at the Rijeka State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Croatia as well as large scale works choral and orchestral works in Romania (Cluj, Oradea and Târgu Mures). He was the artistic director and conductor of the successful Debut to Master concert series at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic from 2012-18. 

In recent seasons, Vladimir has conducted Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliette with the Australian Ballet at the Sydney Opera House, the finals of the Australian Singing Competition with the Opera Australia Orchestra and enjoyed a 4 week residency with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Turkey. He performed from the piano the Music for Ukraine Benefit concert at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place in Sydney Australia, as well as over fifty critically acclaimed performances for Live at Yours, often with his wife, soprano Eleanor Lyons.

Having completed his five years of study in St Petersburg, Russia, Vladimir’s outstanding communication and team-work skills made him a preferred assistant conductor, and for four years he was mentored by musical icon Iván Fischer. His time assisting spanned the world’s most spectacular halls, top orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra and a vast range of repertoire, building his knowledge and experience. He became a well-loved part of the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin and performed later as a guest conductor with both ensembles.

During the coronavirus pandemic Vladimir turned his attention to bringing salon-style concerts to new audiences and harnessed his entrepreneurship skills to found Australia’s fastest growing live musical company Live at Yours. In its first year, 85 concerts were presented thanks to his rare mix of artistic, financial and business leadership. The Live at Yours’ concerts showcased his range of talents from the piano, conducting or guiding audiences through the music using his excellent public speaking skills and love of poetry. He is passionate to ignite a love of classical music in new and youth audiences. Vladimir’s gifted musical programming, organisational skills and artist base were the reason he was chosen by international events company BI International to organise large-scale events in Russia. His passion brought the best Russia had to offer to an international audience for an overwhelmingly unforgettable experience.

Vladimir was born in Odessa to a musical family before emigrating to Australia at age 5 where he studied violin and piano. He also studied poetry with the noted soviet poet Yuri Mikhailik.


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