Audience Prize (2018)
Anton Torbeev is currently Principal Conductor of Mariinsky Theater, Primorsky Stage (Vladivostok, Russia). He graduated from the department of operatic-symphonic conducting of the St Petersburg Conservatory in 2012, where he studied with People’s Artist of Russia Professor E. Serov.
He was a participant of prestigious master-classes with Maestro Bernard Haitink (Conductor Laureate of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) and Fabio Luisi (Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera). He took part in the last master-class given by the great conductor Lorin Maazel in June 2014 (USA).
From 2012–2013 he studied at the University of Music and Art in Graz (Austria) with Professor Wolfgang Dörner and participated in master-classes with Maestro Peter Gülke in Salzburg (Austria) during the Mozartium Festival.
He has collaborated with well-known Russian directors including Yury Alexandrov, Susanna Tsiryuk and Alexei Stepanyuk.
He has worked with the Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Conservatory, the Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, The Karaganda and Astana Symphony Orchestras (Kazakhstan), The Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Ruse Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland), The International Youth Orchestra of Sapporo (Japan), The Salzburg Chamber Orchestra (Austria). The Szombathely Symphony Orchestra (Hungary). The Gangnam Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea), The Budapest Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), The Hongkong Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (St Petersburg).
He was given the Award of the Government of St Petersburg. He is a holder of Young Talent scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, a recipient of the Gartov Foundation grant (Germany) and the Georg Solti Foundation Award (Belgium). He has also been awarded a special diploma by the Public Chamber of the Primorsky Region for his fruitful and publicly significant activities, considerable contribution to the region’s cultural life and recognition among its community. In January 2018 he received the Audience Award at the 1st Hong Kong International Conducting Competition. In 2021 awarded with a special prize at the I International Competition of Conductors Only Stage.
In June 2017, he participated in the International Conductors Seminar in Seoul where he studied with Prof. Tadaaki Otaka (Japan) and Prof. Chi-yong Chung (South Korea).
Since 2016 he has been a conductor at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Works conducted in the Competition:
Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op 84 (excerpt)
Rossini: The Barber of Seville Overture (excerpt)