Enche (Enkhbaatar Baatarjav)
Principal conductor of the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra
He descended from a renowned family of conductors– his father was a conductor of the Mongolia National Symphony Orchestra and Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ulan Bator as well as an art director of Mongolian National song and dance ensemble. He graduated from the Ural State Conservatory named after M.P. Mussorgsky majoring in both “cello” and “symphonic conducting”. He is a student of the people’s artist, Pr. M.I. Paverman. Since 1991 – the conductor of the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra (UAPhO).
Eche’s international debut was in Germany in 1996.Along with it from 1998 till 2006 Enche had been leading the Chamber Orchestra of the Sverdlovsk State Philharmonic Hall and teaching orchestra classes at the Ural State Conservatory.
In April 2003 Enche became a Third prize winner of the VI International Prokofiev Competition in conducting ( Saint-Petersburg).
As the UAPhO conductor Enche gives 60 concerts per season and performs more than 40 programs per season cooperating with well-known soloists. Among them there are the violin players Boris Belkin, Christine Lee, Graf Murzha, Dmitry Kogan, Mikhail Zinman, piano players Naum Sctarkman, Dmitry Bashkirov, Vladimir Krainev, ElisoVirsaladze, Paul Badura-Skoda, Rem Urasin, Mikhail Lidsky, Leonid Chijzik, cello players Natalya Gutman, Aleksandr Rudin, Denis Shapovalov, guitar player Dimitris Regginos.
Among the distinguished projects with maestro’s participation are the International Piano duo Festival in Yekaterinburg, concert performances of the Porgy and Bess opera by George Gershavin and playing of the suite The Ring of the Nibelung by Wagner , as well as the “Russian Seasons in Paris: 100 years” art and fashion festival and the co-project of the Sverdlovsk and Moscow Philharmonic hall called Fairytales with the Orchestra.The New Music Ensemble of Yekaterinburg leading by Enche, created in 2009 in the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall performs its concert seasons and promotes the newest compositions of contemporary composers.
In 2006 and 2010 Enche admirably runs the Gala concerts of the Russian open composer award for the best children and youth symphonic composition Peter and a Wolf which turned to be a remarkable event in the music life of Russia.
Maestro Enche was one of the originators of the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra creation, which combines functions of both concert team and a Philharmonic academy. Since 2007 he has been its principle conductor. The orchestra-academy headed by Enche makes over 20 programs every year, performing in more than 30 concerts within the subscription series on the stage of Big Concert Hall of the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Hall and its branches. The orchestra is involved in the educational programs for the higher education institutions of Yekaterinburg and charitable projects for orphanage. Conducted by Enche the orchestra participated in internationally recognized festivals and projects such as Eurochestries, the European Youth Orchestra Festival (2007 – Russia, 2008 – France); «Crescendo», The third Music Festival (2007 – Yekaterinburg, art-director Denis Matsuev); in 2009 – concert program in the Big Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in subscription concert of the Moscow Philharmonic Hall. Furthermore, thanks to his initiative and prestige, Enche could attract the leading orchestral music-making specialists of Russia to the educational program of the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra. For the circle of concerts Evenings with the big orchestra and his contribution to creating of the Philharmonic Hall – Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra maestro Enche is honored with the Governor’s Award of the Sverdlovsk region “For excellence in Literature and Arts” (2009).
In 2009 Enche is honored with a diploma of the Muzykalnoe obozrenie (the Musical Survey), the Russian monthly music publication, in a Year Project nomination (for creating the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra), and in 2011 certificate of merit of Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation For the big contribution to the development of Russian culture.