‘Rhinegold’ with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Opera Company

“…The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s sound [was] controlled with an absolutely sure hand by the company’s music director Alpesh Chauhan (who was superb throughout).”

Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph (*****) – July 2021

“A couple of things should be emphasized. The first is that the Director the Filarmonica Toscanini has reached new levels of unity, balance between the various sections, expressiveness, beauty of sound and even instrumental virtuosity (how wonderful the strings were last night in Prokofiev!) that were perhaps unthinkable before.”

la Repubblica Parma – May 2019

“But the strongest impact of all came from the musical values of this presentation. Alpesh Chauhan conducted a searing, biting CBSO with an adept feel for the pacing of the drama, underlying all the tension, bringing irony to the folky passages and, thanks to excellent CCTV coverage, drawing from the singers a quite astounding perfection of ensemble secured at such distances.”

Opera Magazine – April 2019

“the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (boosted by an onstage brass band of Birmingham students) [gave] a magnificently taut and sometimes terrifying account of the score directed by the superb Alpesh Chauhan. With soloists sometimes singing 40m from the conductor, there’s not a moment of dodgy ensemble all night — a miracle of rapport.”

The Times (*****) – March 2019

His debut with a German symphony orchestra evoked rapturous enthusiasm.”

Westdeutsche Zeitung – April 2018

“Alpesh Chauhan had the full orchestra roaring and sighing completely at his command — it was genuinely exciting stuff … [he is] definitely a conductor on the move … [Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration] was something else — a carefully graded, magnificent journey through turbulence, sweet reminiscences, death and the beyond, with the full orchestra roaring or sighing, completely at Chauhan’s command.”

The Times – January 2017