The Belarusian conductor Vitali Alekseenok has received international attention since he won the 2021 Arturo Toscanini Conducting Competition in Parma.
Since the 2022/23 season he has worked as a staff conductor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. From the 2024/25 season he will assume the position of chief conductor.
Highlights as conductor include his debuts at La Scala, Milan, with the world premiere of Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Il piccolo principe, and at the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and the Ludwigsburg Festival.
He conducted the first Ukrainian performance of Tristan und Isolde and has worked at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Graz Opera, the Odesa National Opera House, the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and Varna Opera. In 2022 he was appointed principal guest conductor at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.
He is the founder of the ensemble paradigme, which performs works by 20th and 21st-century composers.
He has conducted orchestras such as the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Lucerne Festival Strings, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra.
He is artistic director of the Ukrainian festival Kharkiv Music Fest which during the war has held concerts in bomb shelters, subways and hospitals in Kharkiv.
He is the author of The White Days of Minsk.
He studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory and at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar and has participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Fabio Luisi, Jorma Panula and Riccardo Muti.