Unsung maestro of Russian music turns 90News
Barely noticed either at home or abroad, the vastly respected conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev turned 90 this weekend.
Never an attention seeker, Fedoseyev was among the most reliable performers of Russian music, with a career that encompassed Moscow, Vienna and Tokyo.
Head of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio from 1974 to 1999, and again from 2006 on, he was also chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2005 and principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Philharmonic. He is presently music director of Helikon-Opera in Moscow.