Pavel Baleff, conductor

“I have often had the opportunity to hear concerts by Pavel Baleff with Baden-Baden Philharmonie, and I very impressed by the quality which he achieved with this Orchestra”
-Pierre Boulez, Paris, July 2011


Since January 2007 is Baleff also a Chef-Conductor of the Baden–Baden Philharmonic and Artistic Director of the International “Carl Flesch” Academy.

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Pavel Balef won the International Classical Music Award 2012 , also German Record Critics Award for “Slavic Opera Arias” with Krasimira Stoyanova and with the Munich Radio Orchestra
Mr. Baleff is a regular guest conductor of several national and international orchestras including the following: The National Opera in Hannover (year 2002, “The Rake’s progress”) as well as at the Komische Oper in Berlin (year 2004-2005, “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, “Fidelio”) and at the Semperoper Dresden (2006 – 2009 “Die Zauberflöte”, “The flying Dutchman”, “Rigoletto”)., “Carmina Burana” at the Oper Leipzig with Gewandhaus Orchestra., Bolschoi Theater Moscow – 2012, “The Ring of the Nibelung” in Sofia 2010 – 2012.

At the Oper Zurich Balleff conducts “Lucia di Lammermoor” – 2012, “Swan Lake“ – 2012, “Romeo and Julia” – 2013 and “Leonce and Lena” – 2015.

Baleff has a Debut at the Theater Bremen with “Der Rosenkavalier” and at the Festival “La Perla” with “Guglielmo Tell” 2014 in Zürich.

He also made concerts with the Radio Orchestra of WDR Koeln, with the Munich Radio Orchestra, with the Weimar National Theater, with the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, and with more than 50 other orchestras in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Russia and Bulgaria, Italia and France.
Records for EBS, “Genuin” and “Bella Musica” and “Orfeo” with the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Philharmonie Baden–Baden and Munich Radio Orchestra.

Baleff works with a big success with the world famouse Singers like Edita Gruberova , Krassimira Stoyanova , Thomas Hampson, Vesselina Kasarova, Ramon Vargas, Piotr Beczala, Diana Damrau, Luca Pisaroni.

He conducts the Christmas Concert for the Bundespresident of Germany together with the Star Violonist Anne – Sophie Mutter in December 2013 ( TV Channel ZDF)

The Bulgarian conductor Pavel Baleff was born in 1970. In 1988 he conducted his first concert. In 1993 he received the Bulgarian Radio prize for the best young musician and produced radio and television recordings with the leading orchestras in the country.

Since 1995 Pavel Baleff has been a participant in the Conductors Forum of the German Music Association. In 1996 Pavel Baleff won the 1st Prize in the International competition Carl Maria von Weber in Munich prize winner concert with the Munich radio Orchestra in the Hercules Hall of the palace) and in 1999 he won the conducting competition of the German music schools in Weimar with the Herbert von Karajan – Foundation. In 2003 Pavel Baleff won the renowned Bad Homburg conductor award – one of the highest German conductor honours.

Since December 1998 Pavel Baleff has been the Musical Director of the Dresden Chamber Opera. In September 1999 he was given the position of 1st conductor at the Rostock Opera. An 2000 he was made musical director for the length of the season. Since 2002 Pavel Baleff has worked as first conductor and deputy General Music Director at the opera in Halle.