Internationally renowned conductor Tugan Sokhiev divides his time between the symphonic and lyric repertoire, guest conducting the most prestigious orchestras around the world. Tugan Sokhiev regularly conducts orchestras of the calibre of the New York Philharmonic orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Boston, Chicago, NHK Symphony Orchestras, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Münchner Philharmoniker, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome or the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, where he was Principal Conductor between 2012 and 2016.
As Music Director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse from 2008 to 2022, Tugan Sokhiev headed numerous successful concert seasons, including several world premieres and a significant number of tours abroad, propelling the orchestra to international prominence. Passionate about his work with singers, from 2014 to 2022 he was Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow conducting many new productions and premieres. He has guest conducted at the Metropolitan Opera New York, received enormous critical acclaim for The Love for Three Oranges at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and subsequently taking the production to the Teatro Real in Madrid.
The 2022-23 season includes engagements with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Milan, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Dresden Staatskapelle at the Salzburg Easter Festival.
Tugan Sokhiev has a rich and varied discography, including recordings with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse on Naïve and Warner Classics, winning the Diapason d'Or in 2020