Vassily Sinaisky is one of the foremost Russian conductors in the great tradition of Musin and Kondrashin. He has had a highly distinguished career holding important positions with and guest conducting many of the world's leading orchestras and opera houses. Alongside his considerable experience and authentic voice in Russian repertoire, he is known for masterly interpretations of German and British repertoire, both symphonic and operatic and has made many acclaimed recordings. Most recently he held the position of Chief Conductor and Music Director of Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, and in September 2020 he became Music Director of the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra in Ostrava.
Sinaisky holds the position of Conductor Emeritus of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom memorable projects have included the ‘Shostakovich and his Heroes’ festival, tours to Europe and China, and many appearances at the BBC Proms. He has been a regular guest conductor of many of the UK’s major orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, BBC Scottish and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra which he conducted most recently on tour across Europe including concerts in Paris, Frankfurt and Hamburg.
Sinaisky is also Conductor Emeritus of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Honorary Conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and has previously held the positions of Principal Guest Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic and Music Director of the Russian State Orchestra. His guest conducting has included the Czech Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw both in Amsterdam and at the Lucerne Festival, Seoul Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Cleveland, St Louis, Houston and Utah symphony orchestras amongst others. In 22/23 engagements include performances with Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica, Nagoya Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and Orchestre National d’Ile de France at the Paris Philharmonie. During his tenure as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Sinaisky's many critically acclaimed productions included The Golden Cockerel directed by Kirill Serebrennikov and the Moscow premiere of Der Rosenkavalier directed by Stephen Lawless. Elsewhere, Sinaisky has conducted Iolanta and Francesca da Rimini in new productions by Stephen Lawless at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, Boris Godunov at San Francisco Opera, Carmen and Rosenkavalier for English National Opera, and productions of Fiery Angel and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District with Hans Neuenfels at the Komische Oper Berlin.