2011 Festival Antibes Génération Virtuoses

Tue 28 Jun 2011

Concert sold-out, orchestra in great shape and a young conductor of great talent

"It's a perfect evening, at which nature seemed to be in harmony with the music. The concert sold-out, the orchestra in great shape and a young conductor of great talent, is the recipe for the success of this concert, which spoke of "the Russian soul" through two iconic composers, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. Young Australian conductor, Daniel Smith, produced pages of rare richness, colour and feelings expressed through subtle tones from the Nice Philharmonic. A river of emotion, which from the outset, immersed the public. The attentive direction and responsiveness of Mr Smith impressively drew the strength of work synonymous with Renaissance of the composer. And to even better illustrate, the musicians asked Daniel to repeat the entire finale as an encore."