Dmitri Kitajenko

Born in 1940 in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Dmitrij Kitajenko studied at the famous Glinka School of Music and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, before leaving to study with Leo Ginzburg in Moscow as well as Hans Swarowsky and Karl Österreicher in Vienna. In 1990, Dmitrij Kitajenko moved to the West, successively becoming Principal Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Bern/Switzerland and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2012 to 2017, Dmitrij Kitajenko has also been Principal Guest Conductor of Berlin’s Konzerthausorchester. In September 2015, he was named Conductor of Honor by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2018, OehmsClassics released Stravinsky’s Symphony op. 1 and his Suites Nos. 1 & 2 as well as Glazunov’s Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings with the Zagreb Philharmonic. The Second Symphony by Jean Sibelius, recorded with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne received the ICMA Award 2019 as best recording in the category Symphonic Music. Dmitrij Kitajenko’s discography encompasses a total of more than 250 recordings, mostly with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.