Conductor Bernhard Gueller
Soloist Lukáš Vondráček
Franck Le chasseur maudit
Schumann Symphony No. 4
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Principal guest conductor of the CPO and music director of Symphony Nova Scotia since 2003, Bernhard Gueller has long impressed audiences with the excitement he brings to the podium. Called ‘poet of phrasing’, ‘electrifying’ and ‘thrilling’ and noted for his ‘genius for underlining the momentum of a phrase”, his interpretations have been hailed as inspiring, dramatic and passionate. His CD of works by Canadian composer Tim Brady won Canada’s prestigious East Coast Music Award; a CD of orchestrated Schubert lieder was recently released. Recent collaborations include with violinists Joshua Bell and James Ehnes and singer Johan Botha.
Soloist Lukáš Vondráček (piano)
The winner of the grand prize, the Queen Mathilde Prize in the 2016 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Lukáš Vondráček has been amazing audiences across Europe and now the world since he was four. His debut at the age of15 in 2002 with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy was followed by a major US tour in 2003. His natural and assured musicality and remarkable technical ability have long marked him out as a gifted and mature musician. He has worked with many leading conductor and played orchestras.
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