The Russian conductor Dima Slobodeniouk first studied violin at the Conservatory in Moscow. Later he moved to Finland, where he studied conducting at the Sibelius Academy under the guidance of Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula and Atso Almila. Dima Slobodeniouk combines his native Russian roots with his years of musical study in Finland, his home for more than two decades, where he has positioned himself as one the leading young conductors of his generation. Dima Slobodeniouk has demonstrated his impressive skill across a broad repertoire from Schumann and Shostakovich through Berio, Lutoslawski and a world premiere by the young Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski. Dima Slobodeniouk will be making his debut in Vienna’s Konzerthaus with the renowned Finnish contemporary music ensemble Avanti! Also ahead are appearances with, among others, the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Orchestre National de France, Paris, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, the Oslo, Bergen and Helsinki Philharmonic orchestras, as well as his debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the USA.