Concert broadcast to the Zeiss-Großplanetarium
Concert from 13.09.2022
Konzert für Violine und Orchester op. posth. Sz 36
Sinfonie Nr. 5 cis-Moll
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski has been Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2017. He has meanwhile extended his contract until 2027. In parallel, he has been General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich since 2021.
After receiving training at the Moscow Conservatory The conductor, pianist and musicologist Vladimir Jurowski emigrated to Germany in 1990. Here he continued his studies at the music conservatories in Dresden and Berlin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the British Wexford Festival with Rimski-Korsakov’s Mainacht and in the same year at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Nabucco. Subsequently he was, among other things, First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997- 2001) and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013). In 2003 Vladimir Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has been its Principal Conductor since 2007 until 2021. He was also Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Yevgeny Svetlanov of the Russian Federation until 2021, Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin.
Vladimir Jurowski has conducted the major orchestras of Europe and North America, including the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
He is a recurring guest conductor in in London, Berlin, Dresden, Luzern, Schleswig-Holstein und Grafenegg as well as at the Rostopowitsch-Festival. Although Vladimir Jurowski is invited as a guest conductor by top orchestras from all over the world, in future he would like to concentrate his activities on that geographical area which is acceptable to him from an ecological point of view.
In 2022/2023 he performed with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in concerts in various cities in Germany, Italy and Antwerp in the Netherlands. The joint CD recordings of Vladimir Jurowski and the RSB began in 2015 with Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 3, followed by works by Britten, Hindemith, Strauss, Mahler and soon again Schnittke.
Vladimir Jurowski has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements, including various international record prizes. In 2016, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Prince Charles at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards named him Conductor of the Year. In summer 2020, Jurowski was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Romanian President in recognition of his work as Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival.
Vilde Frang - Violin
2012 Credit Suisse Young Artists Award, concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival. 2016 acclaimed debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle, 2017/2018 again in Berlin and at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival under Ivan Fischer. 2021/2022 Artist in Residence with the Royal Stockholm Phiharmonic Orchestra, Focus Artist with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, engagements with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with a concert at the Musikverein and on tour, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre and on tour in Korea, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, and a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Norway, violinist Vilde Frang was engaged by Mariss Jansons at the age of twelve and made her debut with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied at the Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt in Oslo, with Kolja Blacher at the Musikhochschule Hamburg and with Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy. As a Borletti-Buitoni Trust scholarship holder, she worked with Mitsuko Uchida in 2007 and was an Anne Sophie Mutter Foundation scholarship holder from 2003 to 2009.
Since then, Vilde Frang has become one of the most sought-after violinists of our time, appearing in music centres worldwide with the most renowned artistic partners. She will be performing at the RSB for the first time in 2022. An avid chamber musician, she performs regularly at festivals in Verbier, Lockenhaus, Bucharest, Salzburg and Pragauf. In 2020 she was appointed to the artistic advisory board of the Oslo Chamber Music Festival.
Her recordings have won numerous awards, including Edison Klassiek Award, “Diapason d’Or”, German Record Award, Grand Prix du Disque and Gramophone Award.
Vilde Frang plays on a Guarneri del Gesu from 1734, generously made available to her by a European sponsor.
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