in search of musical meaning


In the 2022/2023 season, Nikita Sorokin assisted Alain Altinoglu with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra on their tour to the Vienna Musikverein, where he conducted a rehearsal of D. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and S. Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto with the orchestra. He also assisted Gergely Madaras in staging Shostakovich’s opera The Nose at the Brussels Opera.

Other recent conducting engagements include performances with the Orchestre de Picardie, the Miskolc Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and the I. Yaushev State Opera and Ballet Theater in Saransk.

Nikita after a concert in Compiègne, France, 2024.
Compiègne, 2024

Other recent invitations include serving as an assistant to Paul Daniel and the National Bordeaux Orchestra (Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony), Valentin Uryupin and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Bregenz Festival (U. Giordano’s Siberia), Sebastian Lang-Lessing at the Seoul Opera (G. Verdi’s La Traviata), and Leonard Slatkin with the National Orchestra of Lyon (cycle of P. Tchaikovsky’s symphonies).

An active participant of the Tugan Sokhiev Conducting Academy and the National Capitol Orchestra of Toulouse (2019). Participant in annual rehearsal sessions with the Ensemble Intercontemporain (2016–2021).

Winner of the All-Russian Conducting Competition (with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, 2019), Semi-finalist of international conducting competitions in Rotterdam (2021) and Seoul (2021).

Author of a number of scientific articles on the dramaturgy of Mahler’s symphonies, on conducting interpretations and the history of conducting performance.

Nikita Sorokin was born in 1990 in Leningrad. From an early age, he began to sing in a boys’ choir in the St. Petersburg Chapel, participating in concerts under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Mikhail Pletnev, and Vladislav Chernushenko. He graduated from the theoretical faculty of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied music analysis. His main area of research was the symphonies of Gustav Mahler. Renowned scholar Henri-Louis de La Grange greatly supported his research activities.

Parallel to his work as a conductor, Nikita has also distinguished himself as a composer. His composition, Requiem for mixed choir, soloist, and piano, was performed at the Paris Pantheon in 2021 by the UNESCO Choir to mark the 40th anniversary of the abolition of capital punishment. His body of work also includes compositions for piano, string quartet, and organ, revealing his wide-ranging musical interests.


Performances in 2023 / 2024 season:

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