Alexander Alexandrovich Vedernikov (Александр Александрович Ведерников) (born 11 January 1964, in Moscow) is a Russian conductor. His father, Alexander Filipovich Vedernikov (Ведерников, Александр Филиппович), was a bass at the Bolshoi Theatre, and his mother was a professor of organ at the Moscow Conservatory.
He studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Mark Ermler, and on graduation became director of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre 1988-1991. Then he was assistant to Vladimir Fedoseyev at the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio.
Vedernikov is best known as director of the Bolshoi Theatre from 2001 to 2009 during a controversial and difficult tenure, ending after disagreements with the management.
He debuted at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House in 1997.
Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila,
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov,
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker,
DVD: Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Mikhail Kazakov, Vitaly Panfilov, Tatiana Monogarova, Mikhail Gubsky, Albert Schagidullin, Alexander Naumenko. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari cond. Alexander Vedernikov. Eimuntas Nekrošius, director. 2010