Chief conductor of Il POMO D’ORO
Smiling, energetic, vivacious. Conducting without baton, with free gesture, he brightens up this so inventive music with a permanent sense of impetus and bounce which hits the core of the Haydn spirit. Le Figaro – May 2016
Con un Emelyanychev soberbio, de gesto elegante y claro y de fraseo detallista, con su justa acentuación, hicieron el major Mozart que la ROSS ha tocado jamás, en un derroche de empaste y de sutilidad en el sonida, de una belleza apolinea y en el que se hicieron presentses todas las frases y respuestas. Diario de Sevilla – May 2016
Maxm 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.
After winning numerous international prizes, his career starts with numerous Russian orchestras 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.
He now conducts both baroque ensembles and symphonic orchestras, with first-rank artists and leads Il Pomo d’Oro in their many various projects, concerts and operas
During the last season, he is invited by Orquesta Nacional de Espana, Real Filarmonica de Galicia and Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, all three orchestras having immediately re-invited him for other concerts in their next season(s). Highlights of the 2016-17 season include: two long tours with Il Pomo d’Oro and Joyce Di Donato, after the release of their album In War and Peace, Harmony through music; in November/December, debuts at the Opernhaus Zürich, to conduct the new production of Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail. The 2016-17 season will end with a concert with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse in a Brahms/Beethoven program.
In October 2016, his Haydn double album, both as conductor and harpsichordist, together with Il Pomo d’Oro and Riccardo Minasi, is awarded the prestigious German Echo Klassik.
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Chief conductor of Il POMO D’ORO
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).
He made his conducting debut at the age of 12 and has since then conducted both baroque and symphonic orchestras.
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, on the theme of war and peace (Versailles in March 2016, recording for Warner Classics and 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.
After this outstanding success, he is engaged during the 2015-16 season by Orquesta Nacional de Espana, Real Filarmonica de Galicia and Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, all three orchestras having immediately re-invited him for other concerts in their next season(s). In November / December 2016, he makes his debuts at the Zürich Opernhaus, to conduct the new production of Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail. The 2016-17 season will end with a concert with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse and pianist Adam Laloum in a Brahms/Beethoven program.
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 by Sony Classics).
Before the highly anticipated Warner CD with Joyce Di Donato (In War and Peace, Harmony through music) to be released on November 4, 2016, two recent albums, also with Il Pomo d’Oro, have received great critical acclaim: Arie Napoletane with Max-Emanuel Cencic in October 2015 (Decca), followed by 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.
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With his ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro, Maxim (conducting and cembalo) joins the mezzo-soprano Joyce Di Donato for her last concept-album In War and Peace-Harmony through Music, released on November 4, already highly acclaimed. International tour, in Europe and North america, follows in winter 2016 and spring 2017.
From November 6 thru December 21, 2016, Maxim conducts Mozart Entführung aus dem Serail with Orchestra Scintilla, setting by David Hermann at Opernhaus Zürich – and in concert in Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Alert, beautifully defined, playful conducting… a breath of fresh air (Le Temps)