Russian-American conductor Vladimir Lande is the Music Director and Conductor of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Krasnoyarsk, Russia).
In 2008, Lande was appointed principal guest conductor of the St. Petersburg State Symphony, and in 2011 he led the orchestra on a 24-concert “Tour of the Americas” including New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Philadelphia’s KimmelCenter, Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Hall, and the Society of the Performing Arts in Houston, as well as the most prestigious venues in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay.
A graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and a former student of the renowned professor Gustav Maier, Lande enjoys a remarkable career as principal and guest conductor of major orchestras including the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Gallery Orchestra in Washington DC, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Argentina, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra.
Lande actively tours with various orchestras, including his recent tours in Central and South America, United States, South Korea, and Europe. He is also Music Director and Conductor of Washington DC Soloists Chamber Orchestra.
Throughout Lande’s extraordinary recording career, his work received high critical acclaim and numerous awards, such as the Clef d’Or Global Music Award and the Award of the German Classical Music Critics Association. His albums of Schubert’s Unfinished and Great Symphonies were released on Brilliant Classics in the summer of 2011, and his CD of American composer James Aikman’s music was released on Naxos. Other notable recordings include works by Respighi and Castelnuovo-Tedesco as well as contemporary works for PARMA Recordings. Currently, Lande is in the process of recording a 17-CD cycle of the complete symphonic works of Soviet composer Mieczslaw Weinberg, whose centennial was celebrated in 2019. Lande is an expert and active champion of contemporary music, having recorded more than 30 CDs of contemporary compositions.
Vladimir Lande’s vision for contemporary music crosses genre boundaries in such ground-breaking projects as “Concerto for Chef and Orchestra,” and, in collaboration with the perfume industry in France, “The Fragrance of Sound.”
Lande is equally successful in conducting symphonic, opera and ballet repertoire.