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Maxim EMELYANYCHEV , Conductor

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Chief Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro
Chief Conductor of the Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra

Difficult to remove one’s eyes from the Russian conductor during the performance. He seems electified by music as if by electric power, vital and spontaneous... skillfully enhanced by his studies with the immense Gennady Rozhdestvensky. In front of this maestria and this way of leaping freely into music, one can imagine Mozart conducting his work at 26, litterally at the same age. Concert Classic.com - Zurich Opernhaus - Nov 2016

Los apenas cinco minutos de la obertura de Las bodas de Figaro resultaron una soberbia leccion de teatro musical, como si toda la folle journée de la genial opera de Mozart se concentrara en ese tiempo. La vitalidad y la profundidad de un sonido sin vibrato, la transparencia polifonica, el equilibrio instrumental, la agilidad delicada del fraseo, la incisividad de los acentos se aliaron para hacer de la Sinfonia n°39 un prodigo de tension, pureza y sensualidad. Maravilloso. Diario de Sevilla – September 2017

Maxim Emelyanychev is a fascinating artist, soon heard, immediately noticed. Beyond the dazzling technical abilites, stands the vivid and fiery spirit of a genuine theater man. He is expert in creating an atmosphere, suggesting a mood, bringing an action to life, launching a laugh or raising existential question. La Croix – February 2014

An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his fundamental education in Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Maxim is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions (harpsichord, conducting from the piano) and, in 2013, was awarded the highest Russian theatre prize "Golden Mask" as harpsichordist in stage production of Nozze di Figaro of Perm opera theatre, conducted by Theodor Currentzis. (CD by Sony Classical).

Since his conducting debut at the age of 12, he is invited by numerous Russian and international renowned orchestras, both baroque and symphonic. He is Principal Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra.

He collaborates with such renowned artists as Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cencic, Xavier Sabata, Julia Lezhneva, Sophie Karthäuser, Franco Fagioli, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Theodor Currentzis, Patrizia Ciofi, Katia and Marielle Labèque or Joyce Di Donato.

Season 2016-17 is marked by a major international tour with Joyce DiDonato and the release of their Warner Classics recording (In War and Peace, Harmony through music), which received the Grammophon Award 2017; debut at the Opernhaus Zürich for Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and debut with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, which re-invited him on the spot for three concerts in October 2017.

Highlights of season 2017-18 include his return to Toulouse and to Sevilla, who both have re-invited him in 2018-19; his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, who have as well already invited him back; and invitations to conduct the Orchestre national de Lyon, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano La Verdi, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Orchestre national de Bordeaux and the Saint-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in the frame of the prestigious Arts’ Square Festival founded by Yuri Temirkanov.

The season 2018-19 will see him at the head of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Glyndebourne Festival.

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Complete biography

Chief conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro
Chief Conductor of Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra

Maxim Emelyanychev is an outstanding representative of the rising generation of very young conductors.

Born in 1988 to a family of musicians, Maxim Emelyanychev first studied conducting at the Nizhny Novgorod Music School then continued his education in the conducting class of Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and fortepiano and harpsichord class of Maria Uspenskaya.
He is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions, among them: Hans von Bülow piano competition (Meiningen, 2012), Musica Antica harpsichord competition (Brugge, 2010), Volkonsky harpsichord competition (2010, Moscow).

Since his conducting debut at the age of 12, he is invited by numerous Russian and international renowned orchestras, both baroque and symphonic. He is Principal Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra.

He collaborates with such renowned artists as Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cencic, Xavier Sabata, Julia Lezhneva, Sophie Karthäuser, Franco Fagioli, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Theodor Currentzis, Patrizia Ciofi, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Joyce Di Donato.

He leads Il Pomo d’Oro in their many various projects, concerts and operas: Haendel Tamerlano (Versailles, Hamburg, Vienna, Köln, Amsterdam, London …); Haendel Rodelinda (Versailles, Paris in January 2017); Haendel Partenope (Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid); Pergolesi Stabat Mater in Amsterdam Concertgebouw; a Haydn-Mozart program with Labèque sisters (Antwerpen, Paris in May 2016); an Italian program with cellist Edgar Moreau (Menton, Lisbonne, Sofia, Baden-Baden…); baroque aria recitals with Max Emanuel Cencic (Arie Napoletane in New York, Munich, Paris, Lyon, Rouen, Bern, Sevilla…), or with Joyce Di Donato (Versailles in March 2016, recording for Warner, long world concert tours in November-December 2016 and May-June 2017).

His career with symphonic orchestras first started with numerous Russian orchestras – National Philharmonic of Russia, Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod or Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic to name a few - and goes on internationally with the Sinfonietta Sofia, the Sinfonia Varsovia or the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, who invites him to conduct a production of Don Giovanni at Teatro de la Maestranza in November 2014.

His stunning success was followed by engagements at the Orquesta Nacional de Espana, the Real Filarmonica de Galicia and the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla. He is invited back in 2016/17 by the latter two orchestras.

The season 2016-17 is marked by his debuts at the Zürich Opernhaus to conduct the new production of Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and by his major international tour with Joyce DiDonato, at the head of Il Pomo d’Oro. In June 2017 he conducts the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse (Beethoven/Brahms), which invites him back in October 2017 (Mozart/Mendelssohn) and beyond.

During the season 2017-18, after his return to Toulouse and to Sevilla, he conducts the Orchestre national de Lyon (Mussorgsky), the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano La Verdi (Tchaikowsky, Federico Gon), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Mozart Requiem/Haydn), the Orchestre national de Bordeaux (Mozart, Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc), the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Saint-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in the frame of the prestigious Arts’ Square Festival, founded by Yuri Temirkanov.

The season 2018-19 will see him at the head of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Glyndebourne Festival.

Maxim got the highest Russian theatre award « Golden Mask » as harpsichordist in stage production of Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro of Perm Opera Theatre (CD Sony Classics).

His CD with Joyce DiDonato (In War and Peace, Harmony through Music, Warner Classics, which won the Grammophon Award 2017) and two other albums have received great critical acclaim : Arie Napolitane with Max-Emanuel Cencic (Decca), and a Haydn double album, both as conductor and harpsichordist, together with Riccardo Minasi (Erato). In October 2016, this album is awarded the prestigious German Echo Klassik.

2017-18 Season - Not to be altered without permission. Please contact VJAM for HD pictures.

Short biography

Highlights

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2017

Maxim Emelyanychev has won, together with Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro, a GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2017 for their album « in War & Peace » (Warner/Erato).

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/in-war-and-peace

Maxim Emelyanychev’s debut at the Glyndebourne Festival 2019

Maxim Emelyanychev conducts The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival 2019, in Handel Rinaldo.