The russian violist and conductor JURI GILBO born 1968 in St Petersburg, began his musical life with violin lessons at the age of four. His studies took him to the St. Petersburg State Conservatorium and subsequently to the celebrated German violist Tabea Zimmermann at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main.
Juri Gilbo studied conducting with Luigi Sagrestano and made his conducting debut in 1997. Since then, his concerts have taken him to the USA, Europe, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Dubai.
In 1998, Gilbo took over the position of musical director of the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St Petersburg. With tremendous success, he performs in the most renowned concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Salzburg Festival House, Munich Philharmonic Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Cologne Philharmonic Hall, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Bayreuth Opera House, El Teatro National de Costa Rica and Bern Concert House to sold out halls and standing ovations.