The Symphony Orchestra of Galicia (Osg) debuts next week in the prestigious cycle “Abu Dhabi Classics” with two concerts. Will take place 13 Y 14 January under the baton of its principal conductor, Dima Slobodeniouk, and will have the presence of the Spanish pianist Javier Perianes. The Emirates Palace will be the first stage and the old fortress Al Jahili, Oasis in Al Ain, the next. An ideal environment to listen to the ‘Nights in the gardens of Spain’, from Manuel de Falla.
According Andres Lacasa, Orchestra manager, “With this tour, the Symphonic of Galicia exports the Galicia brand and the Spain brand in its debut in the prestigious cycle of the United Arab Emirates, consolidating itself as an international symphonic reference”.
It is the first important international event of the year, after starting 2016 with the ‘Sexta de Mahler’ in A Coruña, supported by musicians from the Youth Orchestra for the Concert of Kings last day 5, and before presenting the 30 March at the National Auditorium in Madrid with the ‘Sexta de Chaikovski'And the' Second Piano Concerto ', Beethoven, next to Yefim Bronfman. Before closing the season with the 'Fifth Symphony' by Mahler, under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach, will also undertake the 'Requiem' of Verdi with its titular director.
The GSO will count for the performance of the ‘Mahler's Sixth’ in Abu Dhabi with the reinforcement of musicians from the Youth Orchestra.
Slobodeniouk is one of the most outstanding teachers of the new generations. He combines his original Russian roots with his years of study in Finland, country where you now reside. Having fused the musical identities of both countries, has allowed Slobodeniouk to be among the new batch of batons with their own personality, deep training and great artistic intelligence.
In season 2011/12, Slobodeniouk made his debut with the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Castilla y León Orchestra with Baiba Skride, the SWR Stuttgart Orchestra with Christian Poltera and the Essen Philharmonic with Kari Kriikku. After making a magnificent US debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at 2010, Dima Slobodeniouk returned to this country for her debut with the St. Paul, with Finnish violinist Pekka Kusisto as soloist.
Born in Moscow, Dima Slobodeniouk studied violin at the Central School of Music with Zinaida Gilels and J. Chugajev between 1980 Y 1989, to later continue his studies at the Moscow Conservatory, in the Middle Finlands and the Sibelius Academy, con Olga Parhomenko. In 1994 began his studies of direction, participating in Atso Almila's classes between 1996 Y 1998. He continued his studies at the Sibelius Academy with Leif Segerstam, Jorma Panula y Atso Almila. He has also trained with Ilja Musinin and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Since the season 2013-14 He is the head of the Galician Symphony.
Newly named artist of the year 2015 by the magazine Codalario and National Music Award 2012, Javier Perianes has been described by newspapers such as The Telegraph as “a pianist of impeccable and refined taste., endowed with an extraordinary sound warmth ". His international career spans five continents, with presence at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, el Théâtre des Champs Elysées in París, la Philharmonie of Berlín, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory or the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
The season 2016 Perianes includes concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra,London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonkünstler, Paris Chamber Orchestra there Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Carnegie Hall), and a month of touring with various formations by Australia and New Zealand.
His previous concert season, highlights several prestigious debuts among which include the Orchester de Paris, Washington National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony y BBC Scottish. Invited by many leading directors in the world, Perianes has worked with masters like Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Daniel Harding, Yuri Temirkanov, Juanjo Mena, Lopez Cobos, Josep Pons, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Robin Ticciati, Thomas Dausgaard and Vasily Petrenko.
Perianes is an exclusive artist of the harmonia mundi label. His album dedicated to Falla, which includes ‘Nights in the gardens of Spain’ and a selection of pieces for piano, He was nominated for a Latin Grammy 2012. More recently a live recording of the ‘Grieg Piano Concerto’ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and maestro Sakari Oramo has been released. Grammophone magazine pointed:"You have to be really brave to record the Grieg Piano Concerto […] but the young virtuoso interpretation of Spanish Javier Perianes is a brilliance and boldness such that virtually erases the memories of the past ".
THE GALICIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Created in 1992 by the A Coruña City Council, city in whose Opera Palace is based, The Orchestra was commanded from the beginning by Víctor Pablo Pérez, now honorary director, which consolidated the GSO as one of the most attractive emerging formations on the continent. Resident Orchestra of the Rossini Festival of Pesaro, between 2003 Y 2005, as well as the Mozart Festival of A Coruña since its creation in 1998, the musicians have made several tours of Germany and Austria - where in 2009 appeared at the mythical Musikverain, Vienna- and offered concerts in the best halls and concert series. In 2007 made his first tour of South America, with performances in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Montevideo.
In addition to the collaboration with Perianes - National Music Award in 2012- GSO regularly features soloists like Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maurizio Pollini, Krystian Zimerman, Gil Shaham, Sarah Chang, Grigory Sokolov, Leonidas Kavakos, Arcata Volodos, Maria Joao Pires, F. P. Zimmermann, Mischa Maisky or Christian Lindberg among others. Alfredo Kraus has sung with her, Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo, Maria Bayo, Ainhoa Arteta, Juan Diego Florez, Simon estes, Mirella Freni, Ann Murray, Amanda Roocroft, Ildar Abdrazakov, Hildegard Behrens, Eva Marton, Giuseppe Giacomini, Philip Langridge, Carlos Chausson, Raúl Giménez, Isabel Rey, Carlos Alvarez, Ana María Sánchez or Giuseppe Sabbatini among many others. Directors of the stature of Lorin Maazel have passed its podium, Daniel Harding, Gennadi Rozdestvenski, James Judd, Jean-Pascal Tortelier, Stanislaw Skrowaczeski, Libor Pesek, Peter Maag, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Osmo Vänskä, Alberto Zedda, Emmanuel Krivine, Yoav Talmi, Raymond Leppard, Gabriel Cloud, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Josep Pons, John Nelson, Gianandrea Noseda, Ron Goodwin o Manfred Honeck.
On his discography for labels like EMI, DECCA, Koch, Naïve, BMG and Arts appear as a companion to names such as Juan Diego Flórez, Kaori Muraji, Peter Maag, Antonio Meneses, Manuel Barrueco —with whom she was nominated for a Grammy 2007 for the best classic album of the year—, Maria Bayo, Placido Domingo, Juan Pons or Ewa Podles among others.
More of 430.000 people have connected to channels like Youtube, making it the most followed Spanish orchestra on the internet. The OSG has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Galician Academy of Fine Arts and is the Galician Music Culture Award 2010. It is financed by the City Council of A Coruña, the Provincial Council of A Coruña and the Xunta de Galicia.
Concert Program 13 January at Emirates Palace, Abu Dabi
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Concerto for piano and orchestra no 4, in G major, on. 58
GUSTAV MAHLER symphony No. 6
Dima Slobodeniouk (director)
Javier Perianes (piano)
Concert Program 14 January at Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain
RICHARD WAGNER Prelude and love death of Tristan and Isolde
MANUEL DE FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain
JOHANNES BRAHMS symphony No. 4, in E minor, on. 98
Dima Slobodeniouk (director)
Javier Perianes (piano)