It is rare to find an artist who has achieved the impeccable credentials and uncompromising artistry of Juri Gilbo. As a conductor, Mr. Gilbo's intention is to bring music's spirit to his audience, reaching levels above mere entertainment.
Born in St. Petersburg, JURI GILBO began his musical life with violin lessons at the age of four. His studies took him to the St. Petersburg State Conservatorium and subsequently to the Academy for Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main.
Juri Gilbo studied conducting with Luigi Sagrestano and made his conducting debut in 1997. Since then, his concerts have taken him to the USA, Europe, Costa Rica, Brazil, China, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Dubai.
In 1998, Gilbo took over the position of musical director of the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St Petersburg. With tremendous success, he performs hundreds of concerts in the most renowned concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Salzburg Festival House, Munich Philharmonic Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Bayreuth Opera House, El Teatro National de Costa Rica and Bern Concert House to sold out halls and standing ovations.
Gilbo regularly collaborates with world-class soloists such as Nigel Kennedy, Edita Gruberova, Sir James Galway, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Sergei Nakariakov, Michael Barenboim, Giora Feidman, Fazil Say, Nikolai Tokarev, Martin Stadtfeld, Dmitri Berlinsky, Richard Galliano, Elena Bashkirova and Andrei Gavrilov.
Juri Gilbo is highly sought-after as a Guest Conductor. He appears with famous and excellent orchestras such as National Orchestra of Costa Rica, Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, Danzig Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian State Opera, Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Cukurova Simphony Orchestra and Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra.
The CD from Juri Gilbo produced by SONY MUSIC with works from Carl Maria von Weber has been selected by EDITOR'S CHOICE of GRAMOPHONE Magazine.
"Juri Gilbo is undoubtedly a discovery and perhaps even the best, that the renowned St. Petersburger School has brought to the world in the last years! The concert was an unforgettable experience of pure music!"
"Juri Gilbo’s trademark is an almost inaudible breathtaking pianissimo. Thus the stronger and louder is the well deserved thunderous standing ovation."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Finally there is a charismatic personality in front of the orchestra! Juri Gilbo captivates not only the public, but also the orchestra from the first tone and doesn't let up until the last moment! An evening of enormous artistry!"