Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) presents

Brahms’ Romani Accents

This program of Eastern European inspiration showcases violinist Christian Tetzlaff performing Brahms’ celebrated Violin Concerto with all the dazzling technical bravura and exhilarating melodic surges one could desire. French conductor Lionel Bringuier completes the tableau with his reading of works by two great Hungarian masters: Liszt’s diabolical Mephisto Waltz and Kodály’s Dances of Galánta, which both draw on Romani folklore.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
Lionel Bringuier, conductor

“A natural talent whose good instincts are bolstered by good taste plus a strong technique. And unlike those Wunderkinder, past and present, who value personal flash over artistic substance, he steps back and just lets the music show off.” Financial Times

Still in his early thirties, Lionel Bringuier has already travelled extensively across the globe at the invitation of symphonies, chamber orchestras and opera houses. Very well-known across Europe, most recently having served as Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (2014 – 18), Bringuier has held previous posts at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, the Orchestre de Bretagne and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. The 2020 – 21 season will feature guest appearances in Montpellier and Liège, concerts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony Orchestra, and returns to the Tonhalle in Zürich and the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona.

He has also worked extensively in Asia, conducting the Tokyo Symphony regularly and working with the Seoul and Malaysian Philharmonics. He recently returned to Australia with a program of Russian music with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conducted a French program with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth.

Bringuier comes from a family of musicians and studied cello and conducting at the Paris conservatoire, winning the prestigious International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors only a year after graduating. He was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French government, and has been lauded with the Médaille d’or à l’unanimité avec les félicitations du jury à l’Académie Prince Rainier III de Monaco and the Médaille d’or from the City of Nice.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Christian Tetzlaff has been one of the most sought-after violinists and most exciting musicians on the classical music scene for many years. “The greatest performance of the work I’ve ever heard,” wrote Tim Ashley (The Guardian, May 2015) of his interpretation of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Daniel Harding.

Concerts with Christian Tetzlaff often become an existential experience for the interpreter and audience alike, old familiar works suddenly appear in a completely new light.

Highlights of the 2021/2022 season include concerts with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. In autumn 2021 he will be touring with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach and will be soloist in the Haydn2032 project of the Kammerorchester Basel under the baton of Giovanni Antonini. He also performs several duo recitals with pianist Lars Vogt at the Rheingau Music Festival, MDR Musiksommer, Festival International de Musique de Menton, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte and the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker. Further duo concerts with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will follow, including the Boulez Saal Berlin, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as well as the Moscow State Philharmonic Society.

Christian Tetzlaff is regularly invited as Artist in Residence to present his musical views over a longer period of time, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dresden Philharmonic. In the 2021/2022 season, he will have this honour at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Christian Tetzlaff tries to fulfill the musical text as deeply as possible – without indulging in the usual technical short-cuts on the violin – often allowing a renewed clarity and richness to arise in well-known works. As a violinist Tetzlaff tries to disappear behind the work – and paradoxically this makes his interpretations very personal.

Tetzlaff “speaks” through his violin. Like human speech, his playing comprises a wide range of expressive means and is not aimed solely at achieving harmoniousness or virtuosic brilliance.

Christian Tetzlaff plays a violin by the German violin maker Peter Greiner and teaches regularly at the Kronberg Academy.

Liszt, Mephisto Waltz no. 1, “Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke” [The Dance in the Village Inn], S. 514
Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77
Kodály, Dances of Galánta

At the Maison symphonique
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30pm

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