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Llyr Williams

Llyr Williams

Wigmore Hall Beethoven Series Continues Llŷr Williams continues his three-year long exploration of the Beethoven Sonatas at the Wigmore Hall on 30 May 2015.The opening concert of the series  brought the audience to its feet, and was well received by the critics

 

Christian Baldini

Christian Baldini

Awards for Oscar Strasnoy’s Requiem.(click for details)

Christian Baldini conducts San Fransisco Symphony – Following successful debuts conducting the San Francisco Symphony in family concerts in December and January, Baldini was invited by Michael Tilson Thomas to conduct John Luther Adams’ ‘The Light that Fills the World’ in February, and in March he was second conductor alongside Thomas Adès in Ives’ ‘The Unanswered Question’.

 

Itamar Zorman

Itamar Zorman

Mozart violin concerto with Zubin Mehta and The Israel Philharmonic in Tel Aviv in March
Itamar Zorman candidate for Warner Music Prize which will be awarded in October 2015. More about the Warner Music Prize.
‘Portrait’ Album  –
 with pianist Kwan Yi. Itamar Zorman’s first solo album, entitled ‘Portrait’ (Profil label) Review on Musicweb International.
 

Antonello Manacorda

Antonello Manacorda

Successful debut at Mozartwoche Antonello Manacorda made a very successful debut at Salzburg’s Mozartwoche on 23 January, conducting a staged version of Schubert’s “Alfonso und Estrella”.
New Recording – Antonello Manacorda’s new recording of Mahler’s 4th Symphony, with Het Gelders Orkest and soprano Lisa Larsson was released in November.

Mitsuko Uchida©DeccaJustin Pumfrey

Mitsuko Uchida

US Tour  –  In April Mitsuko Uchida performed Mozart piano concerti directing the Chicago Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra from the keyboard. Review in the Chicago Tribune
Lieder Recitals with Dorothea Röschmann form the second part of the US tour, ending at Carnegie Hall 22 April. Back in Europe, the Wigmore Hall will host the duo on 2 and 5 May. Dorothea Röschmann talks about her close collaboration with Uchida. 

Roman Rabinovich

Roman Rabinovich

Sir András Schiff Selects Roman Rabinovich  continued his recitals in the the eponymous series with a performance in New York. The concert received rave reviews, including by Anthony Tomassini in the New York Times. Rabinovich concludes his concerts of the series on 13 June at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr.
March also included a performance of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas in Tel Aviv with Liza Ferschtman.

Liza Ferschtman by Marco Borggreve

Liza Ferschtman

Bernstein Serenade Liza Ferschtman will be performing the Bernstein Serenade with the Dallas Symphony conducted by Jaap van Zweden on 16 May.

 

Philippe Bach by Anja Tanner

Philippe Bach

Totentanz by Thomas Ades In a programme dedicated to macabre dances, Philippe Bach is conducting the Thomas Ades work alongside Saint-Saens and Liszt at The Meininger Theater
March Performances in Jena and Lugano- Philippe Bach’s guest conducting engagements for March included the Jenaer Philharmoniker and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

Joseph Swensen 1cr 2014 CREDIT Ugo Ponte

Joseph Swensen

European conducting dates – Joseph Swensen is back in Scotland conducting and directing from the violin for a much anticipated performance of Barber violin concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.