Open Rehearsal May 17

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Open Rehearsal


David Geffen Hall

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Date & Times


May, 2018

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Event Info

All Open Rehearsals are “working” rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the appearance of any soloist at an Open Rehearsal.

Program To Include


Tragic Overture



Piano Concerto No. 1



Symphony No. 5


Semyon Bychkov


Semyon Bychkov


Semyon Bychkov by Chris Christodoulou


Newly appointed music director and chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov was born in St. Petersburg and studied at the Glinka Choir School and, as a pupil of the legendary Ilya Music, at the Leningrad Conservatory. He won the Rachmaninov Conducting Competition at age 20, but was denied the prize of conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic and immigrated to the United States. Returning as principal guest conductor of the Philharmonic in 1989, Mr. Bychkov enjoyed success in the United States and Europe following a series of high-profile cancellations that resulted in invitations to conduct the New York and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He was named music director of the Orchestre de Paris (1989) as well as chief conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne (1997) and of the Dresden Semperoper (1998). Mr. Bychkov’s symphonic and operatic repertoire is wide-ranging. In the U.S. he can be heard annually with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras. In Europe he is an annual guest at the Berlin Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and London Symphony orchestras, and tours frequently with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Vienna and Munich Philharmonic orchestras. Mr. Bychkov conducts in all the major opera houses, including Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Opéra national de Paris, Dresden Semperoper, Wiener Staatsoper, and Madrid’s Teatro Real; in the U.K. he is an annual guest at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Honorary titles at the Royal Academy of Music and BBC Symphony Orchestra reflect the warmth of those relationships. In addition to the core repertoire, Semyon Bychkov has worked closely with many extraordinary contemporary composers, including Berio, Dutilleux, and Kagel. In recent seasons he has worked closely with Julian Anderson, Richard Dubignon, Detlev Glanert, Thomas Larcher, and Renée Staar. Following early concerts with the Czech Philharmonic in 2013, Mr. Bychkov devised The Tchaikovsky Project, a series of concerts, residencies, and studio recordings in which they explored Tchaikovsky together and recorded the results for Decca. The project culminates in 2019 with residencies in Prague, Vienna, and Paris, and the release of the complete recordings. Semyon Bychkov was named 2015 Conductor of the Year by the International Opera Awards.

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Bertrand Chamayou


Bertrand Chamayou


Bertrand Chamayou


Pianist Bertrand Chamayou has performed in distinguished venues including Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées, New York’s Lincoln Center, Munich’s Herkulessaal, and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr. He has worked with orchestras including the London and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras; Frankfurt Radio, Cologne’s WDR, NHK, and Danish National symphony orchestras; as well as Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Orchestre National de France, collaborating with conductors such as Boulez, Slatkin, Marriner, Bychkov, Plasson, Langrée, Denève, Morlot, and Nelsons.

In the 2015–16 season Mr. Chamayou made debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Cinncinati Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. In 2016–17 he returns to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national de France, and Orchestre de Paris among others; makes debuts with the Seattle Symphony, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and Seoul Philharmonic orchestras; and presents all-Ravel recitals in Paris, Taipei, Atlanta, Cartagena, and elsewhere. Mr. Chamayou’s chamber music partners include Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit, and Sol Gabetta. A 2016–17 recital tour of the United States and Canada with Gabetta includes performances in Baltimore, Boston, and Quebec City.

Bertrand Chamayou’s recordings include an album of music by Franck (Naïve), which was awarded accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. In 2011 he celebrated Liszt’s 200th anniversary with the complete Années de Pèlerinage (Naïve, recipient of Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice), with music he had performed throughout the world. The only artist to win France’s Victoires de la Musique on four occasions, Mr. Chamayou has an exclusive recording contract with Warner / Erato, and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano. 

Born in Toulouse, Bertrand Chamayou studied with Jean-François Heisser at the Paris Conservatoire and completed his training with Maria Curcio in London.

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