Pavel Baleff



I have often had the opportunity to hear concerts by Pavel Baleff

with Baden-Baden Philharmonie, and I very impressed by the

quality which he achieved with this Orchestra“

Pierre Boulez, Paris, July 2011



Since January 2007 is Baleff also a Chief-Conductor of the Baden–Baden Philharmonic

and Artistic Director of the International „Carl Flesch” Academy.

Pavel Balef won the International Classical Music Award 2012 , also German Record

Critics Award 2012, 2014 and 2017 with Krassimira Stoyanova and with the Munich

Radio Orchestra.


Mr. Baleff is a regular guest conductor of several national and international orchestras

including the following: The National Opera in Hannover as well at the Komische Oper in

Berlin, at the Semperoper Dresden, at the Oper Leipzig with Gewandhaus Orchestra.,

Bolschoi Theater Moscow - 2012, “ The Ring of the Nibelung” in Sofia 2010 – 2012.

At the Oper Zurich Balleff conducts “ Lucia di Lammermoor” - 2012, “ Swan Lake “ –

2012, “ Romeo and Julia” - 2013 and “ Leonce and Lena” - 2015.


Baleff has a Debut at the Theater Bremen with „Der Rosenkavalier”

He also made concerts with the Radio Orchestra of WDR Koeln, with the Munich Radio

Orchestra, with the Weimar National Theater, with the Bulgarian National Radio

Orchestra, and with more than 50 other orchestras in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria,

Russia and Bulgaria, Italia and France, Danmark, USA.


Records for EBS, „Genuin” and „Bella Musica” and „Orfeo” with the Württemberg

Philharmonic Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Philharmonie

Baden–Baden and Munich Radio Orchestra.


Baleff works with a big success with the world famouse Singers like Edita Gruberova ,

Diana Damrau, Krassimira Stoyanova , Thomas Hampson, Vesselina Kasarova,

Ramon Vargas, Piotr Beczala, , Luca Pisaroni, Anna Netrebko.



He conducts the Christmas Concert for the Bundespresident of Germany together with

the Star Violonist Anne – Sophie Mutter in December 2013 ( TV Channel ZDF).

During the seasons 2014 - 2016 Baleff conducts “ Leonce and Lena” and “ Romeo and Julia”

, “ Swan Lake” at the Opera Zurich, some concerts with the Orchestre National Montpellier,

Opera Production “Bluebeards castle” at the Opera Montpellier, Ballett Production at the

Opera Hamburg, Orchestre regional de Cannes, Sankt Petersburg National Orchestra,

Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Slovak National Philharmonie

Bratislava, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Eugene SO USA , Spokane SO USA, a lot of

Orchestra in Germany etc.



He makes debut with “L’elesir d’amore” at the Viena State Opera in 2016, at the Opera

Zurich he conducts also the Premiere of the Ravels Operas “ L’heure espagnole” and

“L’Enfant et les sortileges” and leads the Prokofieffs “ Romeo and Julia “ at the State

Opera Stuttgart. He has three new Project at the Oper Zurich in the Years 2018-2020 at

reinvitation at the Viena State Opera in the Years 2018 and 2020.

Maestro Baleff conducts the Asia Tour with Diana Damrau 2017 and the Europian

Tour with Thomas Hampson 2018.


The Bulgarian conductor Pavel Baleff was born in 1970. In 1988 he conducted his first

concert. In 1993 he received the Bulgarian Radio prize for the best young musician and

produced radio and television recordings with the leading orchestras in the country.

Since 1995 Pavel Baleff has been a participant in the Conductors Forum of the German Music

Association. In 1996 Pavel Baleff won the 1st Prize in the International competition Carl

Maria von Weber in Munich prize winner concert with the Munich radio Orchestra in the

Hercules Hall of the palace) and in 1999 he won the conducting competition of the German

music schools in Weimar with the Herbert von Karajan – Foundation. In 2003 Pavel Baleff

won the renowned Bad Homburg conductor award – one of the highest German conductor



Since December 1998 Pavel Baleff has been the Musical Director of the Dresden Chamber

Opera. In September 1999 he was given the position of 1st conductor at the Rostock Opera.

An 2000 he was made musical director for the length of the season. Since 2002 Pavel Baleff

has worked as first conductor and deputy General Music Director at the opera in Halle.