Nikolai Alexeev is the permanent conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, position taken over from Mariss Jansons. After winning the first prize on Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin (1982) he is a very demanded conductor in many countries with many prominent orchestras. For his fruitful work and touching music-making Nikolai Alexeev has been given a title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. For his work as the Music Director of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (2001-2010) he was awarded the State Prize of the Republic of Estonia for bringing Estonia’s most prominent orchestra to a completely new level.
With the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra maestro Nikolai Alexeev has given very successful concert tours in Italy and in the US. Touring with St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra has taken him to many very prominent concert halls in the US, Germany and France.
Besides working with the top Russian orchestras Nikolai Alexeev has conducted Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam, Dresden, Stuttgart and Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestras, Berlin, Göteborg and
Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and many others.