Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra 

“He recreates a poetic beauty thanks to the logic of his phrasing, his brilliant strokes, captivating rhythmic alternations, structured and clear approach to form and elegant dynamics.” 



Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin
Mark Kadin - BNR SO

Concerts Live - BNR Symphony Orchestra
00:00 / 02:31

Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
Mark Kadin - BNR SO

Concerts Live - BNR Symphony Orchestra
00:00 / 02:03

Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2

Mark Kadin - BNR SO

Concerts Live - BNR Symphony Orchestra
00:00 / 03:12

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2  

Lukas Geniušas - Mark Kadin - BNR SO

Concerts Live - BNR Symphony Orchestra
00:00 / 01:22

“The conductor gave the musicians a lot of freedom. His baton inspired rather than organized and disciplined the players. It produced excellent results in purely orchestral works.”


“He likes to do this type of conceptual, thematic, genre-summarizing concerts, with the aim of intriguing the audience and the orchestra in different ways..”


Ukrainian-born Mark Kadin is Music Director of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was previously Music Director of the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra from 2004-2014, Associate Conductor of the Russian National Orchestra from 1996-2004 and of the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra from 1999-2004.

His debut with the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra took place twenty years ago. There was a kind of «chemistry» between the musicians and the conductor from the very first rehearsals, which led to regular cooperation. He took the lead at the BNR SO in 2017 and his inaugural concert was perceived as very inspiring: «The opening was a triumph — the concert hall was full and among the audience there were the President of Bulgaria and famous politicians» (Kultura - Bulgaria).


From his first season Mark Kadin set out new directions for the orchestra's further development, by stepping up efforts to attract new listeners and introducing new program concepts, a global plan for recordings and digital activity. He combines repertoire hits and rarely performed masterpieces, works by contemporary classics and Bulgarian premieres. During his collaboration with the orchestra his innovative ideas, glittering interpretations, creative energy and endeavours to expand the audience were highly praised and rewarded by Bulgarian culture and media institutions.

Mark Kadin’s concerts with the BNR Symphony Orchestra are regularly broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Swedish and Danish Radio, Portuguese National and Spanish National Radio, Musiq 3 (Belgium) and BBC. In 2018 Mark and the BNR SO performed for the first time at the prestigious World Orchestra Series in South Korea. Apart from Sofia's concert season the BNR SO has been a regular visitor to the prestigious Bulgarian festivals Varna Summer and March Music Days in Ruse.

His regular guest engagements include the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow State and Russian Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Filharmonia Artur Rubinstein in Lodz, National Philharmonic in Białystok and Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic, Israel Sinfonietta, Gavle Symphony in Sweden, Moravian Philharmonic, Novosibirsk State Symphony (and the orchestras of Samara, Volgograd, Voronezh, Khabarovsk, Omsk, Irkutsk, Rostov), Gyeonggi Philharmonic, Cyprus Symphony, Istanbul State and Ankara Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony in Brisbane...

“It sounded somewhat confessional in the conductor's reading - like a personal revelation, a personal pain, but he maintained a good distance, with a sufficiently restrained emotional discipline which produced an even more engaging awareness.” - Prokofiev / Symphony No. 5



Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 - Mark Kadin / BNR Symphony Orchestra - Bulgaria Concert Hall - January 21, 2022

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