A TRULY UNIQUE FELLOWSHIP
FOR EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG VOCAL
UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
MAESTRO VALERY GERGIEV
The Atkins Young Artists Program is honored to have
Maestro Valery Gergiev as its Artistic Director of the
Fellowship Program at the Mariinsky. Maestro Gergiev is
committed to developing and supporting young classical
vocalists and musicians and he has championed many young
artists who’ve become stars.
Maestro Gergiev is the Artistic and General Director of
the Mariinsky. Currently the Mariinsky Theatre in St.
Petersburg performs at three venues – the Historic
Theatre, the Concert Hall and the Mariinsky-II. The
Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre located in
Vladivostok, Russia, is a magnificent modern theatre with
three venues the Great Hall, the Chamber, and the Summer
Under Maestro’s leadership the Mariinsky regularly
performs some seven hundred and sixty performances each
season at home and is the most regularly touring company
in the world.
Maestro Gergiev is currently a principal conductor with
the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Artistic
Director of the White Nights Festival, the Moscow Easter
Festival, the Mariinsky International Far East Festival in
Vladivostok and co-chair of the organizing committee of
the Tchaikovsky Competition. He also works with the
Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna, New York and Rotterdam
Philharmonic Orchestras and the orchestra of the Teatro
alla Scala among many others. The art and genius of
Maestro Gergiev is well established and in great demand
throughout the world.
The Atkins Young Artists Artistic
The Atkins Young Artists Program's Artistic Advisory Board
under Maestro Gergiev's leadership selects individuals who
will be awarded spots in the Fellowship Program subject to
the final approval of the Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Advisory Board is composed of world renowned
leaders in the world of opera including: Sarah
Billinghurst Solomon, Eva Wagner-Pasquier,
Diane Zola, and Veronica Atkins.
Maestro Valery Gergiev
and Atkins Fellow Dmitrii Grigorev
following a concert at
Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile