Dima Slobodeniouk first studied violin in Moscow, moving subsequently to Finland, where he studied conducting with Atso Almila at the Sibelius Academy. He also received guidance from Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula, Ilya Musin and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Slobodeniouk is now considered one of the finest conductors of his generation. His concert programming and recordings often reflect his Russian roots and Finnish home base.
Since 2013, Slobodeniouk has served as chief conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Since 2016, he has occupied the same post with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and is artistic director of its Sibelius Festival.
He has made guest appearances conducting such ensembles as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Finnish Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, which specialises in contemporary music. Last season Dima Slobodeniouk made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
He also contributes to the development of young musicians, working with students at the Verbier Festival Academy and launching a project with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia to give conducting students the opportunity to work with a professional orchestra.
Slobodeniouk will be making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2018–19 season.