Gennady Rozhdestvensky was born in 1931. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in two specialties -piano and conducting. While still a student twenty, he became probationer conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre. He was first perfomer of many products of soviet composers. With USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony orchestra he records all symphonies of: Shostakovich, Glasunov, Bruckner, Schnitke, Onneger, Williams.
His discography is totalled more by than 200 disks.He conducts world's best orchestras: Konzertgebau,Chicago, Clivlend London Symphony Orchastra, Berlin Philharmonic orchestra and many others.
He headed orchestras:
1961-74 Moscow Radio and Television Orchestra
1965-70 Bolshoy Theatre's orchestra
1974-85 Chamber Theatre's Orchestra
1974-77 Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
1978-81 BBC Orchestra
1980-82 Wiener Symphonic
1983-91 USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra.
Now, He heads Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.