Artistic Director — Vladimir Jurowski.
The orchestra was founded in 1936 and has been led by Alexander Gauk, Natan Rakhlin, Konstantin Ivanov, Evgeny Svetlanov, Vassily Sinaisky, and Mark Gorenstein. Under Svetlanov’s leadership the orchestra became one of the best in the world and acquired a huge repertoire. In 2005 the orchestra adopted his name.
In 2011 Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival (2001-2013), took command of the group.