Friday 25 March 2016

Spanish debut for Tito Ceccherini

After two different programs with La Verdi Orchestra in Milano (Shostakovich 9th, Beethoven 6th and works by Respighi, Malipiero and Busoni also recorded for Decca with violinist Domenico Nordio), on March 31 and April 1 Tito Ceccherini makes his Spanish debut with the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla.Debussy: La noche de Granada (arr. de Stokowski)De Falla: Noches en los jardines de EspañaRavel: Gaspard de la Nuit (arr. Constanz)Mussorgsky: Noche en el Monte Pelado (arr. de Rimsky-Korsakov)

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Phenomenal Axelrod + Gorgeous Sinfonia Varsovia = Fantastic Concert

JOHN AXELOD had an amazing success at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw conducting works by Kodaly, Beethoven and Stravinsky with the Sinfonia Varsovia.

«The audience of the Beethoven Festival experienced yesterday one thrilling concert in Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall. [...] For a conductor, The Rite of Spring is about transparency, colors and the management of dynamics and forces. He has to combine all those elements in an energy which never diminishes: it is either dammed up or flowing forceful. John Axelrod was a master in handling the piece, and in the result the performance was absolutely terrific and electrifying.» wrote Remy Franck on Pizzicato

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Daniel Smith triumphs in Genova

Standing ovation for Daniel Smith at the end of an exhuberant concert that marked his debut with the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra in Genova: «An amazing concert, which will remain forever in our hearts. Huge success. Sharp focus and satisfaction, complicit with a musical score of grand fascination [Ravel Suites 1&2 da Daphnis et Chloé] and a united and responsive orchestra, driven by the exuberant Daniel Smith. The young Australian conductor oozes enthusiasm and energy, with decisive but never excessive gestural expressiveness, encouraging the soloists of each section and a careful treatment of the dynamic line, obtaining successful and effective contrasts. What emerged was a diversified fresco, of superior tonal effect which was sustained throughout the complex rhythmic variations, seductive in sonority and the chorus without words adding a stroke of evocative charm on top: well-integrated, lucid, elegant yet powerful, Smith completed this symphonic painting with good balance, at first, light and sensual, then relaxed and peaceful, then even more explosive, volatile and unleashed, the perfect image of love thwarted by the two Arcadian shepherds. The ‘artistic masses’ of the Genovese theatre also affirmed the performance as optimal, particularly close-knit and driven with a unique character and manner», writes Barbara Cattelani on OperaClick

Thursday 10 December 2015

Andrea Lucchesini back to Teatro alla Scala

22 December 2015

Coro & Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Ludwig van Beethoven     Leonore III Ouverture op. 72
                                         Fantasia Corale op. 80 in do minore
                                         Messa in do maggiore op. 86

Tuesday 13 October 2015

Tito Ceccherini got another extraordinary success in Toulouse

Italian conductor Tito Ceccherini got a personal outstanding success in Toulouse opening last week the new season of Théâtre du Capitole in the new production of Dallapiccola Il Prigioniero and Bartok The Bluebeard Castle, amazingly staged by Aurélien Bory and the visual artist Vincent Fortemps:

Tito Ceccherini fait une nouvelle démonstration de sa maîtrise … Son amour de la partition lui inspire une lecture méticuleuse, attentive à en exalter les potentialités sonores et la cohérence dramatique.
Maurice Salles,

Tito Ceccherini empoigne ces deux partitions fermement faisant naître dans la fosse des couleurs, des dynamiques conjuguant murmures et déchaînements telluriques, des feulements aussi propres à maintenir un suspense qui est une partie indissociable de ces deux œuvres.
Robert Pénavayre, Classic Toulouse

The Théâtre du Capitole has immediately invited Tito Ceccherini back to open the 2016/17 season with Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict in October 2016 and to conduct Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail in February 2017.

Sunday 15 March 2015

Daniel Smith makes triumphant debut with London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Daniel Smith made a triumphant debut with the London Philharmonic last week which led to an immediate reengagement in 2017.

The program included Beethoven Symphony No.1, Haydn Harpsichord Concerto with Maria Meerovitch, Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture and Mozart Symphony No.41.

The performance has been acclaimed in the media with a praiseworthy review in The Argus:
“Beethoven was delivered with sparkling rhythms and graceful pointing: the feather light touch in the Minuet is not an easy accomplishment. […] Rossini was fun and Mozart magnificent. But the palm goes to young Australian conductor Daniel Smith for his uncomplicated joy in making music, for his expansive, courtly gestures, his radiantly expressive energy – and for conducting without a score.”  wrote Louise Schweitzer

Other highlights of the 15/16 season include return to the White Night Festival with the Mariinsky Orchestra (July 19) and to the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (July 23 & 26) during EXPO. He will also make his debut with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin and Teatro San Carlo in Naples.

Saturday 10 May 2014

Tito Ceccherini triumphs at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse

Triumphal debut for Tito Ceccherini at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse where he conducted the world premiere of Philippe Hurel's Les Pigeons d’Argile.
After this successful opera, the Theatre has immediately him back for two new productions:
Bartok's The Bluebeard Castle & Dallapiccola's Il Prigioniero in 2015
Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail  in 2017

Jean Jordy on ODB-Opéra wrote:
« Il faut dire que le chef du jour Tito Ceccherini s’avère un exceptionnel meneur d’hommes (et de femmes). Un extrait de sa biographie prouve son éclectisme, même si sa passion le porte davantage vers la création contemporaine : « Il a dirigé les opéras I Puritani et Guntram au Théâtre Bellini (Catania), créé l’opéra de Salvatore Sciarrino, Da gelo a gelo aux Schwetzinger Festspiele, à l’Opéra national de Paris et au Grand Théâtre de Genève, la nouvelle production de De Majo, Alessandro, et Marie Stuard de Donizetti au Théâtre national de Mannheim. ». Le jeune chef italien (41 ans) était le musicien le mieux adapté pour assurer la création mondiale de l’opéra de Philippe Hurel. Il étonne et séduit par son attention aux interprètes – sur scène ou dans la fosse -, son souci de faire aussi chanter la musique, son attention aux climats de l’œuvre, la rigueur de sa direction, la vigueur de son engagement, le sens profond de la construction dramatique. »

Thursday 10 October 2013

Daniel Smith debuts with the Mariinsky and hr_Sinfoniorchester orchestras

Winner of the Fitelberg Competition and second prize at the Solti Competition, DANIEL SMITH has been invited by Valery Gergiev to make his debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra:
on October 10th: Mozart's Symphonies n. 39, 40 & 41
on October 14th: all Ravel (Le Tombeau de Couperin, Shéhérazade, La valse, Daphnis et Chloé, Pavane e Bolero)On

On October 4th Daniel Smith will also make his much awaited debut with the hr-Sinfonieorchester in Frankfurt.
The program includes Brahms' Piano Concerto, Mozart's Symphony n. 40 and Rossini's "Il barbiere di Siviglia" Overture.

Sunday 22 September 2013

Kochanovsky conducts the Hamburger Symphoniker

After the debut at "The Stars of the White Nights Festival" in St. Petersburg for the first time on the podium of the Mariinsky Orchestra, STANISLAV KOCHANOVSKY on September 22nd and 24th will conduct for the first time the Hamburger Symphoniker.

"Stanislav Kochanovsky in his 30 years managed to become one of the best young conductors in the country, playing with all the best Russian orchestras. It is already obvious that this young man is a phenomenon. He is uniquely sophisticated in his sense of music and style. The works of Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky he conducts with inspiration and youthful drive, enjoying pathetic moments, causing the orchestra to express emotions of ecstatic power (managing to avoid hysterical tear). Easily and elegantly he took the musicians away from heroic swing to delicate and tender pianissimo so that the orchestra of 120 instruments sounds like a warm sensuous whisper." wrote the Udm-info after Kochanovsky's debut with the Svetlanov Orchestra in the 2012.

New video have been added on the “Multimedia” section of the artist’s page in this website that I warmly invite you to visit: