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BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

24th September 2019

My recording of Calin Huma's gorgeous Symphony-Concerto with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. This recording will be released by Guild Records in early 2020 alongside Huma's Symphony No. 1. The BBC broadcast can be heard online for a time by clicking the link below; you will need to scroll to 1:31:30 for the start of the work as its in the middle of a 3-hour programme.

Performances in December

I'm thrilled to be returning to Bonn, Germany and to be making my debut at the filarmonica in Brasov, Romania. In Germany I will will be conducting a number of performances of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with Philharmonie Horst and the gifted young pianist Maria Eydman as part of the festival taking place across the city celebrating 250 years since the composers birth. In Brasov I shall be collaborating with the fabulous Alexandru Tomescu (violin) on performance that will include Capoianu's modernist Violin Concerto and Rachmaninov's Symphony No. 2, the latter of which is a work that is close to my heart.

Debut in Piteşti, Romania

Centrul Multifuncțional, Piteşti, Romania. 4th April 2019

On April 4th I will make my debut conducting the Filamonica Piteşti (a Romanian state orchestra). The programme will include the Romanian premiere of Huma's Doina, Brahms' Symphony No. 4 and Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 with Alexandru Tomescu ahead of our performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Winchester Cathedral on May 3rd.

Concert with the Royal Phiharmonic Orchestra

Winchester Cathedral. 3rd May 2019

On May 3rd 2019 I will make my conducting debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Winchester Cathedral. This concert is in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute and features Romanian violinist Alexandra Tomescu performing Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 and Porumbescu's delicious Balada (also for solo violin and orchestra). The concert will conclude with the World premiere of Calin Huma's Symphony No. 2 subtitled 'Winchester'. More info to come.

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Concert Dates:

3rd May 2019

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Calin Huma: Symphony No. 2, Porumbescu: Balada & Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3 with Alexadru Tomescu (violin)

Winchester Cathdral

Autumn 2019

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Recording my third disc with flautist Margaret Cornils Luke

December 2019

Philharmonie Horst

Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with Maria Eydman (Piano)

December 2019

Filarmonica Brasov Debut

Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 & Capoianu: Violin Concerto with Alexandru Tomescu

Feb 2020

Debut - National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Moldova

Calin Huma: Piano-Symphony and Symphony No. 2

Chisinau, Moldova

2019-20 season

Romania tour

Performances with 5 or 6 Romanian state orchestras, details TBA

2019-20 Season

Greenwich Mozart Festival

Various concerts directing the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London

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