Aleksey Verhoven


Winner of the Ilya Musin International Competition for Conductors of Symphony Orchestras (Kostroma, Russia, 2016)

Aleksey Verhoven graduated from Ufa State Academy of Arts in cello in 2007 and operatic and symphonic conducting in 2010 (Robert Luther’s class).  He took a postgraduate training programme at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory under Professor Anatoly Levin (2009). He was a member of the conducting apprenticeship programme of the Volga Region Youth Symphony Orchestra where he intensively engaged in conducting under the guidance of Anatoly Levin and Vladimir Neimer. In 2017, he received a degree in conducting from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, where his tutors included Yuri Simonov and Alexander Titov. He took part in masterclasses by Bruno Weil and Vasily Sinaisky. Still a student, he won the Ilya Musin International Competition for Conductors of Symphony Orchestras (Kostroma, Russia). After graduating from St Petersburg Conservatory, he mastered the opera repertoire at the Mikhailovsky Theatre under the direction of the principal conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov.

From 2007 to 2010, he was the chief conductor of the symphony orchestra of Ufa State Academy of Arts.

In 2009, by voting by the artists of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Aleksey Verhoven was appointed to the position of conductor. In total, during his work with the orchestra, he conducted about 25 programmes and was awarded a commendation from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

In 2014, he made his debut with the opera Eugene Onegin at the St Petersburg Music Hall Theatre.

From 2019 to 2021, he was the principal conductor of the Togliatti Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia).

He has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians, including Daniel Kramer, Graf Murzha, Ivan Bessonov, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Alexander Ramm, Mikhail Pochekin, Anastasia Kobekina, Gaik Kazazian, Mukhiddin Doroulu, Anna Geniushene, Konstantin Emelyanov, Fedor Amosov, etc.

In 2022, he was appointed conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.