Vladimir Spivakov

Vladimir Teodorovich Spivakov (Russian: Влади́мир Теодо́рович Спивако́в; born 12 September 1944) is a Soviet and Russian conductor and violinist best known for his work with the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra.

Spivakov was born in Ufa. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory. Spivakov is also considered one of the leading violinists of his generation, having studied with Yuri Yankelevich at the Moscow Conservatory.

Spivakov currently serves as the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the National Philharmonic of Russia. He conducted the music for Garri Bardin's 2010 animated feature, The Ugly Duckling.[1]

In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of Vladimir Putin's policies regarding the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and Ukraine.[2] However, in 2022, he and other Russian artists signed a letter against the Russian invasion of Ukraine initiated by Putin.[3]

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See also


  1. ^ "First trailer for "The Ugly Duckling" by Garri Bardin".
  2. ^ Russian artists supported Putin's aggression against Ukraine (LIST), Glavkom (11 March 2014)
  3. ^ Leading Russian Musicians Sign Appeal Condemning Putin's Invasion of Ukraine