Symphony Concert 26

Vienna Philharmonic | Tugan Sokhiev | Simone Rubino

Mendelssohn | Dun | Tchaikovsky

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KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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12.08.-11.09. 2016




    Symphony Concert 26

    Vienna Philharmonic | Tugan Sokhiev | Simone Rubino

    Tugan Sokhiev  conductor
    Simone Rubino  percussion
    (winner of the "Credit Suisse Young Artist Award")
    Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
    The Hebrides or Fingal’s Cave. Concert Overture, Op. 26
    Tan Dun (*1957)
    Percussion Concerto The Tears of Natur
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
    Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
    This year marks the first time that the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, which was established in 2000 and which entails an award of 75,000 CHF, has been given to a percussionist: Simone Rubino, who was born in 1993 near Turin. A master student of Peter Sadlo from Munich, Rubino possesses the finest qualifications thanks to his stupendous ability to hit the mark, his charisma, and his high level of musicianship. He has garnered awards one after the other: in the 2014 ARD Music Competition alone he took the audience award and a special award along with the prize trophy. Performing at LUCERNE FESTIVAL with the Vienna Philharmonic will doubtless mark a high point of his young career to date. The man at the podium is also making his Festival debut: Tugan Sokhiev, whose main job is serving as head of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, has long been a sensation with the great American and London orchestras and the Berlin Philharmonic: a maestro to whom the future belongs.

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    Vienna Philharmonic

    A concert given on 28 March 1842 by members of the Imperial Court Opera Orchestra and led by Otto Nicolai in Vienna’s Grand Ballroom inaugurated the Vienna Philharmonic. The principles established then have remained in place. One is the stipulation that only musicians of the Vienna Staatsoper (the Court Opera at the time) can become members. Another is that all decisions regarding artistic, organizational, and financial autonomy are made by general assembly. In 1877 the Philharmonic performed for the first time outside Vienna at the Salzburg Music Festival; in 1900 came the first performance abroad, at the Paris World Exposition, with Gustav Mahler conducting. In addition to Mahler, other composers who have appeared on the podium include Wagner, Verdi, Bruckner, Brahms, and, most notably, Richard Strauss. The list of music directors includes such names as Hans Richter, Felix Weingartner, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and Clemens Krauss. Starting in 1933, the model of a permanent chief conductor was replaced by that of a close artistic collaboration with outstanding artistic personalities of the time, with Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan, and Leonard Bernstein in particular making important contributions to the ensemble’s history. Since being founded, the Vienna Philharmonic has given some 9,000 concerts and performed on five continents. It has been a part of the Salzburg Festival since 1922 and of LUCERNE FESTIVAL since 1957 and is currently a regular guest at the Vienna Festwochen and Salzburg Mozartwoche, additionally offering its own concert series in New York, Paris, London, and Japan. Highlights of each season include the New Year’s Concert, which is broadcast to over 90 countries, and the Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn, attended annually by up to 100,000 people. Rolex is the exclusive partner of the Vienna Philharmonic.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 1 September 1957 in a program of works by Schumann, Barber, and Beethoven, with Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting.

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    Tugan Sokhiev

    The Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev was born in 1977 in Vladikavkaz in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania. He completed his training in St. Petersburg as one of the last students of the legendary Ilya Musin, who also mentored Semyon Bychkov, Valery Gergiev, and Teodor Currentzis. Sokhiev became known in the West in 2002 when he conducted Puccini’s La bohème at Welsh National Opera. In the following year he performed Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; in 2004 came his debut at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with Prokofiev’s L’amour des trois oranges, and, in 2006, at Houston Grand Opera with Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. In2008 Sokhiev was appointed to lead the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, which he continues to helm. At the same time, from 2012 until the summer of 2016, he held the position of Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Since 2014 he has served as Music Director of the famous Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, where he recently led Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (in February 2016) and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust (in July). Sokhiev has appeared as guest conductor of the Berlin, Vienna, and Munich Philharmonics; the Philharmonia and London Symphony Orchestras; the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; and the Philadelphia and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. Sokhiev’s discography includes symphonies by Tchaikovsky, ballet music by Stravinsky, and orchestral works by Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, as well as Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite; in 2014 he was named Musical Personality of the Year by the Union of French Music Critics.

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    Simone Rubino

    The Italian multi-percussionist Simone Rubino is the winner of the 2016 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, which entails both a cash prize of 75,000 CHF and the opportunity to make his LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut with the Vienna Philharmonic. Born in 1993 in Chivasso in the Piedmont region of Italy, Rubino studied with Riccardo Balbinutti at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin and with Peter Sadlo at the Munich Academy of Music. In 2014 he became internationally known when he won not only the main prize at the ARD Music Competition but also the public prize and the Busch Brothers Prize. He had previously triumphed at the Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium and at the Concorso Luigi Nono. Rubino has accrued extensive concert experience. In 2008, when he was 15, he performed as a soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin; in 2013 he concertized with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin at the Festival Young Euro Classic, and in 2014 he performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Additional engagements have taken him to the Schwetzingen Festival, the Bremen Music Festival, the Würzburg Mozart Festival, and the Rheingau Music Festival. During the past season his schedule included concerts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the German Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken. His upcoming artistic plans also include imposing challenges: in the 2016-17 season Simone Rubino will not only make his debuts at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels but will also give a master concert at the Baden-Baden Whitsun Festival and will perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s Glorious Percussion with the Munich Philharmonic.

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