Arkady Leytush

Music Director-World Peace Sinfonietta

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One of World’s most gifted conductors, Leytush has directed orchestras in Europe and the United States to great acclaim. Critics as have described him as “a conductor in the Grand Russian Tradition” and his dynamic interpretations have made him an audience favorite. Leytush’s artistry is known throughout the former Soviet Union, but it was not until 1994 that he gained recognition in the United States when he, on a week’s notice, made a stunning debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, replacing Yuri Temirkanov.

Since 1980 Leytush has worked with a wide variety of Orchestras including Novosibirsk Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Russia), New World Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquestra Filarmonic De Buenos Aires, Orquestra Nacional Do Porto, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, The National Symphony Orchestra of Odessa, Crimea Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Nizhny Novgorod Academic Symphony Orchestra, The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Le Zion, Kremlin Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic, Varna Philharmonic, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Latvian Symphony Orchestra, Belgorod Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Arkady Leytush made numerous Transcriptions and Orchestrations of music by composers such as J.S. Bach, Buxtehude, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Czerny, Chopin, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Liadov, Cui, Glazunov, Dargomyzhsky, Artsibushev, Sokolov, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Shostakovich, Mayer, Poulenc, Albeniz, Guastavino, Sisler, Milhaud, Piazzolla, Jobim, Ellington, among others.