Alexander Vedernikov (1964-2020)

  • Oct 30, 2020

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Maestro Alexander Vedernikov, a longtime artistic partner and friend of the RNO, who died of complications from Covid-19 on October 29, 2020.

Maestro Vedernikov led the RNO on many occasions in concerts and recordings, and served as a member of the RNO Conductor Collegium. He will be remembered for his powerful interpretations of the symphonic and operatic canon and of contemporary music, and for his warmth and compassion. He will be deeply missed.

The RNO extends its sincere condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

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