Born in Moscow. He had graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he studied choral conducting with professor Boris Tevlin and orchestral conducting with professor Dmitry Kitaenko.
From 1991-1996, he was a conductor with the Bolshoi Theatre, conducting performances of La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Faust, Eugene Onegin, Sergei Rakhmaniniv's Aleko and Miserly Knight. He also conducted symphony programs with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra.
In 1992, Igor Dronov was invited to become a Professor of Conducting at the Moscow Conservatory, a position he continues to hold.
He is the principal conductor of the Studio for New Music ensemble, with which he has recorded several CDs and of the Moscow Forum festival organized by the Centre for Contemporary Music (Moscow).
Also he is conductor of Russian Philharmonia, as well as of Premiere youth ensemble, and guest conductor of many Russian orchestras, such as Russian National Orchestra etc.
He had also performed as a guest conductor in Austria, Belgium, Сzech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Schwitzerland, Spain, Taiwan, Finland, USA, in Vatican.
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