Dmitri Kitayenko (Conductor)
Born: 18th August 1940, Leningrad, Soviet Union
Nationality: Soviet and Russian
Artist's website: https://www.kitajenko.com/en/
Dmitri Georgievich Kitayenko (also spelled Dmitrij Kitajenko) is a Soviet and Russian conductor. He was bestowed the title People's Artist of the USSR (1984).
He was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union and studied at the Glinka Conservatory and those of Leningrad and Moscow. He was a prizewinner in the first Herbert von Karajan competition in 1969.
Kitayenko was music director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra for 14 years. He has also held principal conductorships with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (1990–1998), the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (1990–1996), the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra (1999–2004), and the Bern Symphony Orchestra (1990–2004).