(b Moscow, 1972). Russian conductor. He moved with his family to Germany when he was 13 and finished his studies in Dresden and Berlin, being taught by Colin Davis and Semion Skigin. In 1993, at the age of 21, he was made chief conductor of the Sibelius Orchestra in Berlin, keeping the appointment for three years. He championed modern music at his concerts with his ensemble United Berlin. He came to international prominence in 1995 conducting Rimsky-Korsakov's May Night at the Wexford Festival. In 1997 he was acclaimed for his conducting of Rossini's Moïse et Pharaon at the Rossini festival in Pesaro, for his Fidelioat the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and for his Macbeth at the Komische Oper in Berlin. His British début, in December 1998, was with the WNO in an enthusiastic reading of Hänsel und Gretel. Later that month Jurowski was praised for his conducting of Rimsky's The Golden Cockerel with Covent Garden at Sadler's Wells Theatre. His Metropolitan début followed in 2000 with an admired Rigoletto. His impassioned reading of Werther on disc was a further success. In addition to the youthful vigour he brings to all his work, he uncovers a wealth of subtle detail in his interpretations.