Carnegie Hall with Richard Goode – On 25 March, Itamar Zorman joined Richard Goode at Carnegie hall for the second concert of the ‘Richard Goode and Friends’ chamber music series. Click for a review of the first concert in the Washington Post.
Concerto Performances with Zubin Mehta and The Israel Philharmonic – Itamar Zorman performed Mozart’s Violin Concrto no.5 in Haifa and Tel Aviv with the Israel Philharmonic under the baton of Zubin Mehta in March.
Itamar Zorman candidate for Warner Music Prize – Itamar Zorman is one of a select group of young musicians under consideration for the new $100,000 Warner Music Prize.
‘Portrait’ Album Released in US – Following its successful European release, Itamar Zorman’s first solo album, entitled ‘Portrait’ (Profil label) with pianist Kwan Yi, has now been released in the US. The album features works by Hindemith, Messiaen, Schubert Chausson and Brahms. Review on Musicweb International.
Wigmore Hall Beethoven Series Continues – Llŷr Williams continues his three-year long exploration of the Beethoven Sonatas at the Wigmore Hall on 25 February, 2015. The opening concert of the series brought the audience to its feet, and was well received by the critics.
Lugano and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – February included a concert with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano and an appearance at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
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.
New Recording – The newest release in Mitsuko Uchida’s ongoing collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra and Decca features Mozart’s piano concertos nos 18 and 19.
March Performances in Jena and Lugano – Philippe Bach’s guest conducting engagements for March included the Jenaer Philharmoniker and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
Debut in Liverpool – On 14th February Philippe Bach made his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a sold-out Valentine’s Day Gala at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Káťa Kabanová – The Meiningen Theatre’s new production of Leoš Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová , conducted by Philippe Bach had its successful première on 17th October 2014. this production is currently running alongside Rosenkavalier in Meiningen and Tannhäuser in Wartburg.
Christian Baldini conducts San Fransisco Symphony – On 7 December, Christian Baldini made his debut with the San Fransisco Symphony in a fund-raising matinée concert of family favourites, followed by another family concert on 31 January. Following those concerts, 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’.
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 Beethoven’s 1st piano concerto with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas in Tel Aviv with Liza Ferschtman.
New Teaching Honour – Joseph Swensen has been named inaugural Starling Professor of Violin at Indiana University.
European conducting dates – Joseph Swensen will be in France and the UK, conducting the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine.
Opening of Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s Sunday Morning Series – Liza Ferschtman was the soloist in the opening concert of the Concertgebouw’s 2014-2015 Sunday Morning Concert Series, playing Chausson’s ‘Poème’ and Ravel’s ‘Tsigane’ with Het Gelders Orkest, conducted by Antonello Manacorda.