Arkady Leytush

One of Russia’s most gifted conductors, Leytush   has directed orchestras in South America, Europe and the United States to great acclaim. Critics as have described him as  “a conductor in the Grand Russian Tradition” and his dynamic interpretations have made him an audience  favourite. Leytush’s artistry is known throughout theformer Soviet Union, but it was not until 1994 that he gained recognition in the United States when he, ona week’s notice, made a stunning debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, replacing Yuri Temirkanov.Since 1980 Leytush has worked with a wide variety of  Orchestras  including Novosibirsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia), New World Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orquestra Filarmonic De Buenos Aires, Orquestra Nacional Do Porto, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Academic Symphony  Orchestra, Kremlin Orchestra, Plovdiv, Varna and  Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra among others.

 Mr. Leytush is Artistic Director/Conductor of The New  Symphony Orchestra of Israel and Artistic Director/Conductor of Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra (NJ), Principal Guest Conductor of National Orchestra of Ukraine, Music Director of Interfaith Committee of Remembrance in collaboration with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Music Director of Nathan Rakhlin International Festival in Yalta (Ukraine).

 Arkady Leytush made numerous transcriptions and orchestrations of music by composers such as Bach,  Buxtehude, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Chopin,  Albeniz, Sisler, Czerny, Guastavino, Shostakovich, Borodin, Liadov, Cui, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Dargomyzhski, Artsibushev, Sokolov, Mayer.

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