Mikhail Leontiev - the representative of the younger generation of musicians in St. Petersburg. Excellent education, received by the musician - Choral College named after Glinka, the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire, where Mikhail Leontiev graduated from the choral and operatic and symphonic conducting with professors V. T. Nemkina and V. A. Chernushenko. Also, A. Katz's, V. Fedoseev's , M. Gorenstein's, B. Yampolsky's, J. Panula's and others' master-classes - were the beginning of a bright career.

Working activity

However, in the conductor's biography, had not yet reached 30 years old, there are already facts of performing with local and foreign collectives. These include the orchestra of the State Cappella of St. Petersburg, Federal State Philharmonic on Caucasus Mineral Waters, the State Opera and Ballet of the Republic of Komi, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony orchestra Tokyo, Osaka Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Chamber Orchestra «Arpeggione» (Moscow), UGASO (Ulyanovsk), Arkhangelsk chamber orkestra, etc. Mikhail Leontiev conducted opera and ballet performances at the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire theatre and the Hermitage Theatre and in 2008 staged a children's opera by S. Banevich "The Little Prince", performed in the international opera and ballet festival in Savonlinna (Finland), had concert tours with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in South Korea. Шт 2010-2011 Mikhail Leontiev was the conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre (St. Petersburg). Currently he is Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Tambov Syphony Orchestra.


The conductor's worthy level was awarded at several international competitions: V Conducting Competition named after S. Prokofiev (St. Petersburg 2008, title winner and a prize of Yamaha), XV Conducting Competition Min-On (Tokyo, 2009 The title of Laureate, a gold medal and a prize of Asahi ), I open competition conductors of I. Mussina (Kostroma in 2009, I place and title of laureate).