The youngest representative of a famous Russian musicians' dynasty, Dmitri Jurowski started his career as Music Director of the Flemish Opera (2011-2016) and has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra of Moscow since 2011 and Music Director of the Novosibirsk State Opera since 2015. To date, he has conducted more than a hundred opera productions at major opera houses, including the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Semperoper in Dresden, Bastille in Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Opéra de Monaco, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Bolshoi in Moscow and the Israeli Opera. He focuses mainly on works by Wagner, Strauss, Zemlinsky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. In 2010 he led the Bolshoi Theatre European tour with performances of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Teatro Real in Madrid, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and at the Lucerne Festival, among others. In the concert hall he has performed with leading orchestras, among them the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Manchester, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra in Parma, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, collaborating with renowned soloists like Lang Lang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Rudolf Buchbinder, Denis Matsuev, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Janine Jansen, Ray Chen, Sol Gabetta and Johannes Moser. Born in Moscow in 1979, Dmitri Jurowski studied cello at the Rostock University and completed his conducting studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy in Berlin, followed by apprentice years as an opera conductor in Italy, where he focused on Italian and Russian works. He started his professional career in 2005. His repertoire includes German, Russian and Slavic music, Romantic works and early modernism, and he is passionate about works by Korngold, Zemlinsky and Shreker. This is his first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.