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Maxim EMELYANYCHEV , Conductor

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New Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from September 2019
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 [...] Concert Classic.com - Zurich Opernhaus - 2016

In Schubert’s Great C major Symphony, Maxim Emelyanychev produced the most brilliantly exciting account of the symphony that I think I’ve heard in a concert hall [...]

Time simply flew by as we witnessed quite a superb performance and interpretation. "Great" is a choice epithet for the symphony, but falls short when describing the performance. "Excellent" and "marvellous" are far more suitable. Edinburgh - 2018

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 fortepianist 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 DiDonato.

The season 2016-17 is marked by a major international tour at the head of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra with Joyce DiDonato and the release of their Warner Classics recording (In War and Peace, Harmony through music), which received the GRAMOPHONE 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 his 2018/19 season include three performances with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and his fourth appearance with the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla. He also makes his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and appearances with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, and St Petersburg Symphony (as part of the Arts Square Festival founded by Yuri Temirkanov).

Next season, alongside taking up his position with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as Principal Conductor, he conducts the Netherlands Philharmonic, Antwerpen Symphony, Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse,Tokyo Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and makes his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival 2019 with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a production of Handel’s Rinaldo, and in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in a production of Handel’s Agrippina.

Maxim Emelyanychev’s most recent CD dedicated to Mozart piano Sonatas (Aparté Record Label/Tribeca) won a prestigious CHOC DE CLASSICA 2018.

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Complete biography

New Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from September 2019
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 DiDonato.

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 Orchestra. 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.

Highlights of his 2018/19 season include three performances with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and his fourth appearance with the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla. He also makes his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and appearances with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, and St Petersburg Symphony (as part of the Arts Square Festival founded by Yuri Temirkanov).

Next season, alongside taking up his position with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as Principal Conductor, he conducts the Netherlands Philharmonic, Antwerpen Symphony, Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse,Tokyo Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, and makes his debut at the Glyndebourne Festival 2019 with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a production of Handel’s Rinaldo, and in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in a prodution of Handel’s Agrippina.

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

His CD with Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra (In War and Peace, Harmony through Music, Warner Classics, which won the GRAMOPHONE 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.
Maxim Emelyanychev’s most recent CD dedicted to Mozart piano sonatas (Aparté Record Label/Tribeca) won a prestigious CHOC DE CLASSICA 2018.

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.

CHOC DE CLASSICA 2018

The last CD of Maxim Emelyanychev dedicated to Mozart piano sonatas won a CHOC DE CLASSICA.
Aparté Record Label/Tribeca - February 2018

http://smarturl.it/mozartsonatas

MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV new Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV has been appointed new Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from September 2019.