2014, 2015, 2017, 2019 — the Russian National Theatre Award the Golden Mask (“Best Conductor in Ballet”).
2018 — prize Soul of Dance of the magazine “Ballet” in the nomination “Dance mage”.
2021 — title of Honored Artist of Russia.

Павел Клиничев


In 2000, graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire in “choral conduction” (class of Boris Tevlin) and “opera and symphony conducting” (class of Mark Ermler). In 2002, obtained a post-graduate degree there. Since 2009 has been assisting professor at the MSC.

In 1999, being a fourth-year student, became a trainee conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 2001 has been a conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Under his leadership, the premieres of seventeen ballet performances took place at the Bolshoi Theatre, including the recent ones: The Rite of Spring by I. Stravinsky (2013), Frank Bridge Variations to music by B. Britten, Short Time Together to music by M. Richter and L. van Beethoven, Symphony of Psalms to music by I. Stravinsky, Ondine by H.W. Henze, The Golden Age by D. Shostakovich (all in 2016), Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev (2017), Petrushka by I. Stravinsky (2018 г.), Giselle by A. Adam (2019), Four Characters in Search of a Plot to music by M. Glinka, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, A. Pärt (2020), as well as the premiere of the operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki by D. Shostakovich (2021).

His repertoire at the Bolshoi includes also forty productions, the operas Prince Igor by A. Borodin, The Snow Maiden, The Tsar’s Bride and The Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Iolanta and Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky, La Traviata by G. Verdi, La Boheme and Tosca by G. Puccini, The Fiery Angel by S. Prokofiev, among others, and almost all the ballets which were held on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre over the last twenty years.


Performed with the Santa Cecilia Conservatory Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the Music Academy of the West (California), the St Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Saratov Symphony Orchestras.

In 2005—07 was chief guest conductor of the Universal Ballet Company (South Korea).
In 2010—15 was chief conductor at the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2014—18 was guest conductor at the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
In 2019—20 was chief conductor at the Sofia Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 2004-08 collaborated with Elena Obraztsova and the competition of young opera singers that she founded.


The discography of Pavel Klinichev is represented by the major labels: Universal, Decсa, Bel Air Classiques.

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