Pizzicato:"Gabriele Carcano proves an exciting Brahms performer. His playing has a virtuosity, a sense of character, an astringency and an emotionality which are quite outstanding"
Stereo: "Audophiles Highlight".
“Gabriele Carcano’s debut CD with works by Brahms can easily compete with the big recording catalogue. The 30 year old Italian keeps up with the three early and challenging works and modelizes them musically thoroughly and without extravagance, stylistically staying between the lyricism of Ugorski and the strictness of Leonskaja. Carcano’s interpretation, a coproduction of Oehms and BR, benefits from an magnificent open sound, that unites brilliancy, highly differentiated colours and ambience.”
Michael Tumelty, Herald Scotland July 2016
It’s years now since all of us in the music business who are privileged to scribble about the music we hear clocked the Quartetto di Cremona as something special. It was clear, from the very first release in this new Beethoven series, that here was a quartet voice that had something to say and a way of saying it distinctively. I’m not remotely embarrassed to admit that, from the first moment I heard them play I heard resonances in their big sound, forward projection, confident and strong attacking style of the long-gone Quartetto Italiano, one of the greatest string quartets of all time.
Full article here.
Under the invitation of Valery Gergiev, John Axelrod is the Principal Conductor of the 2016 Pacific Music Festival (PMF). The PMF is an international educational music festival founded in Sapporo in 1990 by leading 20th century conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein.
Now a quarter century on, a cumulative total of over 3,200 excellent musicians have taken part. John Axelrod said: "The lesson I learned from my teacher Bernstein is that educating our youth is the greatest investment in our future, and it is not only where music can be made but also where we may find meaning”.
After the great acclaim of Bartok Bluebeard Castle in 2012 ("Tito Ceccherini am Pult, der wirklich jede Nuance und Farbenschattierung zu Leuchten brachte", wrote J.F. Fuchs on the Frankfurter Allgemeine), Tito Ceccherini returns at the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl to conduct Mozart Die Zauberflöte on July 23rd and 30th.
Great success for John Axelrod on the podium of the new production of Martinu Mirandolina at Teatro La Fenice of Venice:
«John Axelrod, with a refined baton, fully captures the vaguely hysterical mood in the score and makes it rich with colors, thanks to a complicit and very punctual orchestra, and a beautiful variety in dynamics and rhythmic solutions, without neglecting the lyrical needs, all in great harmony with the stage» wrote Alessandro Cammarano on OperaClick
on July 18 until 24 Andrea Lucchesini holds a master class at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg.
The opening concert of the courses at the Groβer Hall of the Mozarteum (July 17, 20 hours), will be attended by Lucchesini both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
We are glad to announce the representation of the 27-years-old outstanding conductor Maxim Emelyanychev.
Trained by Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow, he is the Principal Conductor of Il Pomo D’Oro.
During the 2015-16 season, among the intense worldwide activity with Il Pomo D’Oro, he also conducts the Orquesta Nacional de Espana, the Real Filarmonica de Galicia and the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla. He collaborates - among the others - with Max Emanuel Cencic, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Joyce Di Donato.
The upcoming programs will see Emelyanychev conducting works by Beethoven, Mozart, Poulenc, Ravel, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky (Evgenij Onegin)…
Maxim Emelyanychev is represented by Resia in Austria, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Switzerland & East of Europe. For more information and video links, see the artist’s page in our website.
After the amazing success at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, on May 15th and 17th Daniel Smith will conduct for the fist time the Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo with works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Mozart (Jupiter Symphony). Beside him, the famout Italian violinist Uto Ughi in Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.