An eminent Russian conductor. He spent his childhood in the company of such significant figures of musical life as David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan, Emil Gilels, Aram Khachaturian and Dmitri Shostakovich. He conducted symphony and opera orchestras in the world’s best concert halls. He worked as musical director and chief conductor at Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, musical director and chief conductor at Norddeutsche Philharmonie and Volkstheater in Rostock, musical supervisor at the Opera in Leipzig, permanent visiting conductor at the Berlin-based Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, permanent visiting conductor at Deutsche Oper in Berlin, first visiting conductor at Tonkünstler-Orchester in Austria and first conductor at WDR Rundfunkorchester in Cologne. In 2001, the recording of works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov performed by the Berlin-based Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester conducted by Mikhail Yurovsky received a Grammy Awards nomination.