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29 July 2019, 18:36

Conductor Alexander Vakulsky, native of Bashkiria died in Holland

UFA, 29 July 2019. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
In the Netherlands, a native of Bashkiria, a famous conductor Alexander Vakulsky, passed away at the age of 71, «Kultrny Mir Bashkortostana» reports.
Alexander Dmitrievich Vakulsky was born in 1949 in the village of Kosino, Iglinsky District. He graduated from the Music Students School in Ufa (now the Republican boarding school named after Gaziz Almukhametov), ​​in the class of clarinet.
He continued his musical education at the Leningrad Conservatory as a bassoonist, and at the same time worked in the orchestra of the Leningrad Philharmonic Society.
In 1976 he moved from Russia to Holland, where he became the chief conductor of the National Youth Orchestra, as well as the chief conductor of the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, having subsequently worked in this position for 23 years. In 2009 he was appointed the Honorary Life Leader of the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra.
In 1993, at the invitation of Evgeny Svetlanov, he began working with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Russian Federation and later became its main guest conductor. The conductor also collaborated with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, leading orchestras of Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Finland, France, Sweden.
Since 1998, creative cooperation has been established in Bashkortostan with Alexander Vakulsky. In October 2015, the maestro was in Ufa and gave a press conference at the Bashinform News Agency.
Author:Leila Aralbaeva