«The aristocratic gesture, the languid and poetic sensibility of Kochanovsky emerge here at its best»
– GB Opera Magazine
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“…his gesture is elegant, beautiful and very refined, which almost seems to sculpt the sound”
- Stefano Ceccarelli / L’Ape Musicale (L’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia)
“Stanislav Kochanovsky reigns with exceptionally elegant movements, great flexibility and delicacy”
- Anna Mika / Kronenzeitung (Opernhaus Zürich)
“Every aspect of this supercharged work thrived under his direction”
- Classical Source / Philharmonia Orchestra, London
“The finale’s blazing coda was Brucknerian in nobility, and this impressive conductor was duly acclaimed.”
- Bachtrack / Philharmonia Orchestra, London

“This performance of the Pathétique, lucid, well-paced and detailed, left no doubt he has plenty to say.”
- Bachtrack / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
From the 2024/25 season Stanislav Kochanovsky will take over the position of Chief Conductor of the NDR Radio Philharmonic.
Stanislav was born in and studied at St.Petersburg Conservatoire and is now considered one of the most brilliant conductors of our time.
In recent years, he has made successful debuts with, among others, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker, the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington and the Cleveland Orchestra, collaborating with soloists such as L. Kavakos, M. Pletnev, N. Lugansky, M. Vengerov, D. Matsuev, A. Volodin, K. Gerstein, S. Khachatryan, V. Frang, T. Mork, P. Ferrandez, M. Goerne.
In the 2023/24 season, he will continue his regular collaboration with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the DR Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, among others, and will meet for the first time the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Köln, the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra in Venice, the KBS Symphony Orchestra and will tour with the Dresdner Philharmonie in the UK, performing in the major cities of England, Scotland and Wales.
Music was in the best hands – Kochanovsky and his musicians that maintained a round and absolutely balanced sound. The conductor proved that he is not only the most elegant appearance at the podium, but also a brilliant sound organizer.
Aachener Zeitung
With his profound knowledge and experience of a wide range of symphonic and operatic repertoire, he is regularly invited by renowned orchestras and opera houses around the world, such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Danish National Symphony, the NDR Elbphilharmonie, among others. 
During his career, he has also collaborated with leading Russian orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.
With more than thirty operas in his repertoire, recent opera engagements have included The Pique Dame and Evgenij Onegin at the Opernhaus Zürich, Iolanta at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Prince Igor at the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, working with distinguished directors and singers such as D. Tcherniakov, B. Kosky, E. Nikitin, A. Netrebko, I. Abdrazakov, O. Borodina, L. Davidsen, P. Mattei. As a guest conductor, he performed regularly for years at the Mariinsky Theatre
Since 2017, Kochanovsky is a regular guest at the Verbier Festival where he conducted opera in concerts: Eugene Onegin (2017), Rigoletto (2018), Die Zauberflöte (2019), Hansel and Gretel (2022) and symphonic programme with soloists Lucas Debargue and Mikhail Pletnev.
The young conductor manages to establish exactly this unity in a sublime way. Together with the orchestra, he brings the wonderful composition to a higher, almost ethereal level.
In addition to the classical repertoire, Kochanovsky has a strong interest in rarely performed works and new compositions. Over the last few seasons, he has conducted rare gems as Ligeti’s Requiem, Scriabin-Nemtin’s Prefatory Action “Mysterium”, Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus, Shostakovich’s unfinished opera “The Gamblers”; Myaskovsky’s “Silence”, Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 “Kaddish”; and works by living composers such as Dean, Fedele, Broström, Tawfiq, Visman, Campogrande, Martinsson, Golijov, Thorvaldsdottir, Tarnopolski, Rääts, Vasks.
The greatest revelation of the evening was the guest conductor, young Russian Stanislav Kochanovsky. He navigated the orchestra faultlessly through the rhythmically complex score, enabling the orchestra to play with complete precision. 
Stanislav Kochanovsky attended the Glinka Choir School in his hometown of St. Petersburg before going on to graduate with honours at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, where he studied choral conducting, organ and opera-symphonic conducting.
He was Chief Conductor of the State Safonov Philharmonic Orchestra (2010-2015) and in 2007 began his collaboration with the Mikhailovsky Theatre where, from the age of 25, he had the great opportunity to conduct more than sixty opera and ballet performances.