Bruckner’s 8th Symphony, The National Orchestra of Latvia and many projects with new music

Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8 On Friday, October 13 at 8:15 PM in the “Nedphokoepel” in Amsterdam and on Sunday, October 15 at 3:30 PM in the “Stadsgehoorzaal” in Leiden, I will conduct Bruckner’s masterpiece 8th symphony. Together with the Dutch orchestra “Het Klassiek Collectief” we will create a beautiful performance of this monumental symphony. Buy your tickets here: Amsterdam: Magistraal… Read more →

Report of the 6th International Masterclass Conducting Technique, Summer 2023

The 6th International Masterclass Conducting Technique (from August 18-25) was already fully booked in the beginning of May of that year. The number of female participants was particularly high this time, namely 6 out of 8. As usual, the participants had very diverse backgrounds, this time ranging from ballet pianist, musicology student, professional harpist and double bass player to Assistant… Read more →

Am I an online conductor now?

Due to corona, many of my activities as a conductor couldn’t take place. One of them was my engagement as a guest conductor last month in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) with Beethovens and Prokofievs 5th symphonies. But corona gave me also new opportunities: In June, I will be part of an international jury in the Viennese “World Orchestra Festival”, which this… Read more →

Some changes in my professional career

I am happy to inform you about some new developments in my activities as a conductor/teacher. Corona crisis As with every conductor in the world, due to the Corona crisis, all my rehearsals, concerts and tours were cancelled during the months of March until June. My concert in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) with the Philharmonic Orchestra, didn’t take place, tours to… Read more →

Great news at the end of my jubilee season

    The season 2017-2018 was my 25th season as a professional conductor. In one of my latest newsletters (click here) , I wrote about the start of my career with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. In my jubilee season, I conducted again Russian orchestras with fantastic programs: the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, the Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, the BACH Chamber Orchestra from… Read more →

Very low temperatures and a big surprise!

Report of my 2nd trip during my 25th conductor’s jubilee Two weeks ago, I left home to conduct the BACH Chamber Orchestra (Soloists of Russia) from Yekaterinburg and the Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra. I did put as many as possible warm clothes in my suitcase, knowing it would be cold in the Ural and above the Polar Circle.   The last… Read more →

Wonderful start of my jubilee season (25 years of conducting) with Ural Philharmonic Orchestra

In this season, it will be exactly 25 years ago that my professional conducting career began. It was in December 1992 in Moscow with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. On the program works by Feldman, Freisitzer, Janssen and Lindberg. For an impression of this memorial concert including a TV-interview, take a look at the short video below. Since then, I have… Read more →