Great success for Emmanuel Tjeknavorian for his debut with Filarmonica della Scala yeaterday night, in Milan. The concert was sold-out; as conductor, the music director of Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Chailly.
Stanislav Kochanovsky, for the first time on the podium of the Orchestre de Paris, conducts the Week-End Rachmaninov for two nights dedicated to the russian composer. The concerts are on Saturday, April 27, at 8.30 PM and Sunday, April 28, at 4:30 PM at the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez, in Paris.
The new album Schumann with Piano concert op. 54 and Kindersznene op. 15 conducted by da John Axelrod and played by the pianist Gloria Campaner and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, have got 5 stars from the magazine MUSICA; they say about it:
"John Axelrod does miracles to find the perfect alchemy between orchestra and soloist".
On April 25 and 26 John Axelrod conducts the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla at Teatro Maestranza. Programme:
Giorgio Battistelli's Richard III, conducted by Tito Ceccherini, won the "Franco Abbiati" Prize 2018. The opera has been rapresented last year at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, directed by Robert Carsen.
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian will enjoy the honour to be Artist in residence of the Vienna Musikverein in the season 2019/20. He will perform with orchestra and in special chamber concerts and he will be the youngest musician to become Artist in Residence at Musikverein. The 2019/20 season will also celebrate the 150 year anniversary for the concert haus.
The young pianist Vikingur Olafsson won the Recording of the Year Award and the Instrumental of the Year Award at the BBC Music Magazine Awards for his recording Johann Sebastian Bach, released by Deutsche Grammophone.
Antoine Tamestit won two prizes at BBC Music Magazine Awards: the Chamber Award for the album Debussy the Late Works and the Premiere of the Year Award for his recording of Jörg Widmann's Concerto per viola recorded with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding. Both released by Harmonia Mundi.
Stanislav Kochanovsky returns for the fourth time at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. For the occasion he conducts the prèmiere of Ivan Fedele's Lexikon III, the Sergej Tanayev's Cantata Giovanni di Damasco, Skrjabin's Piano Concert with Benedetto Lupo and Stravinskij's suite L'uccello di fuoco.
The concerts are:
On April 11, at 7.30 PM
On April 12, at 8.30 PM
On April 13, at 6.00 PM
John Axelrod returns to LaVerdi, in Milan. He will conduct Brahms' Serenata no.1 and Šostakovič' Symphony no. 6. Born in 1939, a crucial year in twentieth-century history, the Sixth in fact conveys the image of a restless and disturbing, grotesque and tragic world shaped by Šostakovič with a language that is deliberately disjointed and unbalanced, almost as if to mirror a world that had lost its mind.
The concerts will be on Friday 5 at 8 pm and on Sunday 7 at 4 pm, at Auditorium of Milan, Fondazione Cariplo.
On "bachtrack" they say about him:
"Russians invade the Philharmonia - The occasion brought young Russian conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky to London for the first time. He has been making waves around Europe and beyond, and we now heard just why".
And on "Seen and Heard International" too:
"The orchestra was under Stanislav Kochanovsky, who was replacing Yuri Temirkanov. St. Petersburg-born Kochanovsky is a superb accompanist, with Matsuev all the way, while allowing his orchestra to take centre-stage as appropriate. [...] there is no doubting the musical intelligence of this conductor".