Dmitry Polyakov joins the Scottsdale Philharmonic as its new full-time principal conductor.
The Scottsdale Philharmonic announced that world-class conductor Dmitry Polyakov has accepted the position to become its full-time principal conductor.
Partridge further expressed her appreciation for Polyakov as a world-class conductor with a gifted and extraordinary talent that can enhance the cultural environment of the City of Scottsdale and lead the orchestra to new horizons of artistic success.
“We are so lucky and privileged he decided to choose Scottsdale to become his new home,” Joy Partridge, president and co-founder of the Scottsdale Philharmonic, stated in the release.
Polyakov is a representative of one of the world’s greatest musical schools, the Moscow Conservatory, and has conducted many major symphonies across Europe and Russia. He has won and participated in many important international and national competitions.
Polyakov has previously performed as a visiting guest conductor at the philharmonic’s spring shows, leaving a lasting impact.
During the Scottsdale Philharmonic spring concerts, Polyakov was the visiting guest conductor and the audience responded to his performance with tremendous enthusiasm and standing ovations, according to the release.
“It was an exciting moment for all of us who were there,” Partridge continued to state. We have never seen such a thrilling audience response. And we have never seen such a deep appreciation from our orchestra members who were excited to perform with him as their conductor.”
Polyakov has a unique combination of professional skills and education: two master’s degree diplomas in operatic and symphonic conducting and composition as well as music teaching.
He also has a bachelor’s degree in choral conducting and singing and has been the music director of several orchestras.
“We will always remember the February concert, when during the live-streaming Dmitry sent his heart from the stage to his wife and children who were still in Russia that was a beautiful and unforgettable moment,” Partridge stated.
As a gifted personality, Maestro Polyakov has unique experience in building the success of arts organizations and is now actively involved in all processes of the Scottsdale Philharmonic.
“My family and I are so pleased to be a part of the amazing Scottsdale cultural environment, and are looking forward to bringing great classical music to our community,” Polyakov stated in the release.
He will play an important role in artistic planning, marketing, outreach activities, youth programs, and fundraising.
“We want to thank our Mayor of Scottsdale, David Ortega, and our audience, sponsors, donors, and benefactors,” Partridge stated. “We are so grateful to all of you. As a non-profit, the orchestra always welcomes volunteers and any generous support.
For more information about the Scottsdale Philharmonic, visit www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com or call 480-951-6077.