Andrei Galanov is a prominent conductor who is internationally recognized for his work with leading orchestras in his native Belarus, Russia, and around the globe.
Maestro Galanov is an active guest conductor with many touring orchestras of Europe and Asia. He has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Provence in France, Teatro Marrucino Orchestra in Italy, and New Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Japan, among many others. His conducting has been well received by audiences in Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and Japan. For the past ten years he has been invited to perform at numerous festivals in France - “Fêtes Musicales De Savoie”, “Guil Durance” and at the prestigious “Festival Du Chateau” in Chambery, as well as at the “Grandi Dirrettori al Marrucino” in Italy.
Highlights of the 2014/2015 season include two new opera creations, Carmen by Georges Bizet and the Queen of spades by the Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus and also the orchestral direction of Tchaikovsky fifth Symphony in Porto Alegre (brazil).
Maestro Galanov is a frequent guest conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra of Belarus, with whom he toured in Europe performing orchestral works from standard symphonic and oratorio repertoire. He has led orchestras in numerous special performances of new works by contemporary composers of his native Belarus and from abroad. He conducted the world premiere of “Requiem pour Tchernobyl” by Bruno Letort, which he later recorded with Harmonia Mundi. He is featured on numerous recordings of Harmonia Mundi, National Radio of France and Cube Music.
He started as a staff conductor of The National Opera Theater of Republic Belarus in 1993, later acquiring the position of principal conductor. He has polished his craft as a conductor and expanded his operatic and operetta repertoire while working at The State Musical Theater of Rostov in Russia from 1999 to 2003. As of today, his operatic repertoire consists of all the main operas by many Russian composers, G. Bizet, G. Puccini, W. Mozart, and others.
He received his PhD in symphonic and opera conducting from the Belarus National Academy of Music in 1995 under the guidance of Professor A. Engel’brekht.
In addition to performing, he teaches conducting in Belarus National Academy of Music and in Rachmaninov’s State Conservatory in Rostov in Russia.
Andrei Galanov was named “Person of the Year 2000” in the category of Who is Who in Performing Arts of City Rostov in Russia. He received the Cultural Enhancement Award in 2007 in recognition of his talent by the Republic of Belarus. He was awarded the Medal of Francisk Skorina in 2015.