Pavel Klinichev (Rus. Павел Клиничев) graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2000 (choral, opera and symphony conducting) and a year later, he became the Bolshoi staff conductor. His repertoire includes many of the masterpieces of Western and Russian opera and ballet.
In 2002, Maestro Klinichev made his debut at the Bolshoi as Musical Director in Marice Jarre’s Notre dame de Paris followed by Shostakovich’s The Golden Age (2006), Adan’s Le Corsaire (2007), Pugni’s Esmeralda (2009) and Le Jeune Homme et La Mort to Bach’s Passacaglia (2010).
Maestro Klinichev was Musical Director of a number of opera and ballet productions in other Russian theatres: The Tsar’s Bride and Swan Lakein Ekaterinburg; Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in Rostov-on-Don; Pagliacci, Iolanta and Eugene Onegin in Astrakhan.
Maestro Klinichev appeared with the Bolshoi Opera, Ballet and Orchestra at the most prestigious venues, including Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Opera Garnier, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, The National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, among many others.
Mr. Klinichev has appeared with The Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Conservatory Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the West (California), St. Petersburg, Rostov-na-Donu and Saratov Symphony Orchestras with different symphony programs.
Maestro Klinichev’s recordings include a CD with the Bolshoi Chamber Orchestra (Universal label) and a DVD (Khachaturian’s Spartacus performed by The Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestre Colonne) with DECCA label.
He currently teaches symphony conducting at the Moscow State Conservatory. Since Season 2010/2011 Maestro Kliniched has served as Principal Conductor of the Ekaterinburg Opera Theatre.