Aida / Renat Salavatov

Renat Salavatov

Conductor

Renat Salavatov, son of Salavat, was born on 5 November 1949 in Shymkent city of former Soviet Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan (currently Republic of Kazakhstan). He was graduated from Central Musical School of Moscow Conservatory (Cello Specialization) in 1969, from symphony orchestra conducting department, which was under the chairmanship of K. Simeonov and İ. Musin of State Conservatory of Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg) named after N. Rimsky - Korsakov.
Career of the young musician was very fast developing and full of success. Right after finishing his education in 1974, he returned to Almaty, to become chief conductor of Kazakhstan Radio's chamber orchestra. After he fulfilled his duty to his nation in the Soviet Army, Renat Salavatov started working as conductor of Opera Theater of Almaty in 1976. He finished his postgraduate education in Moscow State Conservatory (class of Prof. L. M. Ginzburg) in 1979. He became conductor of the State Symphony Orchestra of ASRT (Autonomous Soviet Republic of Tataristan) after passing away of famous conductor Natan Rakhlin again in the same year. For the first time, he conducted several works by Tatar composers, N. Zhiganove, L. Liubovsky, B. Trubina and others in Kazan.
He, as a music director and conductor, cooperated with N. K. Dautov, director of Tatar Opera and Ballet Theater to direct the operetta "Die Fledermaus". In 1982, R. S. Salavatov received the honorary title of "People's Artist of Autonomous Soviet Republic of Tataristan" thanks to his contributions to the development of musical arts of the country.
In 1985 Renat Salavatov returned to his homeland Kazakhstan and took the lead of State Symphonic Orchestra of Kazakhstan and also chief conductor of Kazakhstan State Opera.
Renat Salavatov, as guest orchestra conductor, worked with many famous orchestras of Soviet Union, including "Bolshoi Theater" and theaters of Leningrad, Yerivan, Tbilisi, Tashkent, Ekaterinburg, Yalta and Sochi. Within a very short period of time, this conductor received a lot of fame not only in our country but also beyond the borders of our country. In 1989, Renat Salavatov became the orchestra conductor of Mariinsky Theater of St. Petersburg. He made great achievements in Great Britain, France, Italy, Ireland and Germany together with artists of this theater. "Salavatov the Magnificent", "Moderate Grace of Salavatov"- These are how Great Britain press emphasized their impressions regarding performances of the conductor. He was orchestra conductor and pianist at Bavaria State Opera (Munich) from 1991 to 1996 and conductor at Swedish Royal Opera, Stockholm between 1996 and 2001. The artist’s extentise popularity is manifested by his shows on a very vast geographical area and his works. Salavatov, as guest orchestra conductor, performed in Metropolitan Opera (USA), British National Opera, Bolshoi Theater of Russia and many other several gigantic operas of the world and toured Brasil, Turkey, USA and Western European countries.
In 2000/2001 season, Renat Salavatov returned to St. Petersburg. He performed ballets of "Manon" by J. Massenet and "Petrouchka" by Stravinsky in Mariinsky Theater as the guest conductor. He went abroad with these performances. "Petrouchka" was performed before the audience with great success in Paris Grand Opera which is one of the most respectable stages of the world. Salavatov returned to Almaty as art director and chief conductor of Abay Kazakhstan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in 2001. Renat Salavatov was invited to Kazan in 2003 as first conductor of Musa Celil Tataristan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Renat Salavatov is a musician who has very high professional qualifications, able to understand even minor details of any musical piece, opera, a big symphony or ballet, beyond doubt, is also a respectable musician for orchestras and soloists. Each of his performances is attractive and excellent execution of the partition, grace of the orchestra which becomes a single body under conducting of R. Salavatov is responsive to the slightest motion of the inspiring conductor, his elegant distinction and astonishingly rhythmic motions. Renat Salavatov "produced" a few examples of opera and ballets as the conductor of TAGTOİB (State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Tataristan). These are: "Boris Godunov" by Mussorgski, "Korsar" Ballet by Adan, "Sleeping Beauty" Ballet by Tchaikovsky, "Peter Gynt" Ballet by Grieg, "La Bayadere" Ballet by L. Minkus, etc. He was conducting current repertoire and performances in international theater festivals. "This is a very valuable work by this theater and first of all by Maestro Renat Salvatov", "The orchestra conducted by Renat Salavatov, performed a high level of art..." - "Music Review" published in Moscow (April, 2006) F. I. Chaliapin, wrote the following statements regarding premier of "Boris Godunov" opera by Mussorgski within the scope of 24th International Opera Festival.

R. Salavatov tours foreign Western and Central European countries (Germany, Sweden, Austria, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, Spain, etc.) together with the theater company. Repertoire of the maestro includes more than 130 opera, ballet and symphonies by European, Russian, Tatar, Kazakh composers. A talent is talent everywhere. The scores of "Alkissa" and "Ice Queen in Astana" two national ballet works performed in K. Bayseitova Opera and Ballet National Theater were composed by Renat Salavatovich. Salavatov is also composer of songs, marches and movie soundtracks which are popular in Kazakhstan. However talents of this magnificent person were not limited to the foregoing. "Swedish Divertimentos of Russia" book co-authored by Renat Salavatov and Nikolai Vukolov, discovered and published by "Avrora" Publishing House of St. Petersburg in 2004. In this book, all artists of Russia, such as F. Chaliapin, A. Pavlova, M. Fokin, R. Nuriev, M. Plisetskaya, R. Shchedrin, G. Rozhdestvensky, E. Svetlanov, etc. who are related to Sweden, are mentioned. Despite the diversity of professional interest and all popularity he got, Renat Salavatov confessed that he never gave a thought how he shall make a career in the best manner. He only concerns himself with music, which he loved dearly throughout his life.