Celebrating some of the many highlights and achievements our artists have experienced in 2023.
Congratulations to all our artists and colleagues around the world on a fantastic year, and we look forward to working with you all in 2024!
NEW ALBUMS AND RECORDING PROJECTS
Alpesh Chauhan: Released his debut recording: Orchestral works by Tchaikovsky with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra on the Chandos label.
Francesca Dego and Laura van der Heijden: Released Mozart Quartets on Chandos with Federico Colli and Timothy Ridout.
Benjamin Grosvenor: Released Schumann and Brahms seventh album on Decca Classics – which was awarded Diapason d’or de l’année and CHOC Classica 2023.
Viviane Hagner: Released Takemitsu’s Spectral Canticle on BIS with BBC Philharmonic, conductor Christian Karlsen and guitarist Jacob Kellermann.
Olli Mustonen: Released Rautavaara and Martinů: Piano Concertos No. 3. on BIS with Lahti Sinfonietta and Dalia Stasevska.
Olli Mustonen: Released Mustonen’s 2nd and 3rd Symphonies on Ondine with Turku Philharmonic and Ian Bostridge.
The Tallis Scholars: Released a recording of music by John Sheppard to celebrate their 50th Birthday on Gimell.
Julian Bliss: Made his Singapore Symphony Orchestra debut.
Alpesh Chauhan: Made his Berlin Philharmonie debut with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
Alpesh Chauhan: Made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut with soloist Hilary Hahn.
Francesca Dego: Made her Swedish Radio debut (Busoni Violin Concerto).
Benjamin Grosvenor: Made his Luxembourg Philharmonie debut recital and Elbphilharmonie debut.
Vinay Parameswaran: Made his Phoenix Symphony debut with soloist Alena Baeva.
Juho Pohjonen: Made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Laura van der Heijden: Cheryl Frances-Hoad commission ‘Earth, Sea, Air‘ with BBC Scottish Symphony.
Grant Llewellyn: Conducted the World Premiere of L’île des Jamais Trop Tard (The Island of Never Too Late) by Sarah Lianne Lewis commissioned by Orchestre National de Bretagne.
Hyeyoon Park: Performed World Premiere of Verified by Kate Whitely at Bold Tendencies with the Multi-Story Orchestra as part of BBT20 celebrations.
NEW/CONTINUED CONDUCTOR TITLES
Carlos Izcaray: Returned as Music Director to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for 9th season and the American Youth Symphony for 8th season.
Tess Jackson: Became Associate Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Christian Kluxen: Announced as Principal Guest Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic from 2023/24 season.
Christian Kluxen: Opened his 7th season as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in Canada.
Christian Kluxen: Performed his first concerts as Principal Guest Conductor with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra with Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem.
Andrew Litton: Returned to New York City Ballet in September for 8th season as Music Director.
Enrique Mazzola: continued at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bregenzer Festspiele.
Tito Muñoz: Returned for his 10th Phoenix Symphony season as Music Director.
Olli Mustonen: Started his term as Principal Guest Conductor of Lapland Chamber Orchestra as well as continuing his position as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
Karl-Heinz Steffens: Returned to Norrköping Symphony Orchestra for 4th season as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor.
Julian Bliss: Became the very first Artist in Residence at the Yehudi Menuhin School, for the 23/24 season.
Francesca Dego: Announced as Artist in Focus with the Ulster Orchestra for 23/24.
Benjamin Grosvenor: Three contrasting projects as Artist in Focus at Sage Gateshead in 22/23 and Spotlight Artist with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Viviane Hagner: Performed her first three of four programmes as Artist in Residence at Orchestre National de Bretagne.
Laura van der Heijden: 2023 Artist in Focus at Kings Place in London.
Maria Włoszczowska: Announced as Artistic Partner of the Royal Northern Sinfonia from autumn 2024.
Francesca Dego: French tour Mendelssohn with Phillippe Herreweghe and Orchestre Chambre de Paris.
Benjamin Grosvenor: European touring with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with EUYO and Manfred Honeck.
Anthony Marwood: Embarked on his 2nd Australian tour of the year (October-December), working with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, UKARIA Cultural Centre, ANAM and Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Juho Pohjonen: performed in concerts across the US with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre throughout 2023.
Maria Włoszczowska: Played/directed the Royal Northern Sinfonia Christmas baroque tour.
Daniel Hyde: Gave a concert with the BBC Singers in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge to mark 10 years since the death of Sir John Tavener.
The Tallis Scholars: Celebrated their 50th Birthday with an event held at Middle Temple Hall in London. Peter Phillips was presented with a special Gramophone Magazine highlighting the group’s recording achievements throughout those 50 years.
CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS AND SIGNIFICANT JUMP-INS
Francesca Dego: Jumped in with NACO with the Mendelssohn.
Benjamin Grosvenor: Performed a solo recital at the BBC Proms.
Daniel Hyde: Music Director of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge conducts the choir alongside the Philharmonia Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus in a Christmas Concert at the Barbican.
Carlos Izcaray: Was guest conductor for the Phoenix Symphony for three performances.
Tess Jackson: Stepped in as Conductor at Garsington for Smetana’s Bartered Bride.
Henning Kraggerud: Play/directed an engagement with the Vancouver Symphony, including his arrangement of the 3rd Violin Sonata by Grieg.
Henning Kraggerud: Play/directed an engagement including a performance of his own Romantarctica with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, one of the co-commissioners of the work.
Henning Kraggerud: Opened the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra 2023/24 season with Bruch Violin Concerto conducted by Joana Carneiro.
Andrew Litton: Conducted the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with soloist Stephen Hough and at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, conducting the competition final with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Grant Llewellyn: Conducted Beethoven Celtique in Brittany and Paris with Orchestre National de Bretagne at Festival Saint Denis with Sir Bryn Terfel and Carlos Núñez.
Tito Muñoz: Conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in November with soloist Francesca Dego.
Karen Ní Bhroin: Conducted the Irish Chamber Orchestra with Ailish Tynan.
Hyeyoon Park: With both Hallé Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia joined Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Benjamin Grosvenor for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.
Hyeyoon Park: Performed a sold-out recital at ‘Summer at Snape’.
The Tallis Scholars: Presented with the Ravenna Festival Prize in honour of their 50th Birthday.
Valo Quartet: Performed at Anthony Marwood’s Peasmarsh Festival.
Maria Włoszczowska: Performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Vaasa City Orchestra and conductor Tomas Djupsjöbacka.
Enrique Mazzola: Conducted Zurich Opera’s new production of Roberto Devereux, Dutch National Opera’s Maria Stuarda, and Chicago Lyric’s production of Flying Dutchman and both Ernani and Madama Butterfly at the 2023 Bregenz Festival.
Chris Moulds: Conducted 4 productions at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich including Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Cavalli’s La Calisto.
Karl-Heinz Steffens: Returned to Israeli Opera for a run of ten performances of Don Giovanni and again in July for a Mozart Requiem Project.
Karen Ní Bhroin: Led an “And Other Duties” conducting course with Marin Alsop and made her debut with the LSO, conducting an educational programme to a Barbican Hall full of school children.
Anthony Marwood: Worked with students of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), and sat on the jury of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.