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Maxim EMELYANYCHEV , Conductor

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Principal Conductor, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Chief Conductor, Il Pomo d’Oro

The inspirational conductor, Maxim Emelyanychev, is a man on springs: he directs from the keyboard with manic intensity, alert to every rhythmic nuance in the score, urging his players on like a coachman driving a team of mane-tossing thoroughbreds. The results are truly exciting. Backtrack – Stephen Pritchard – 2018

If response and virtuosity is any guide, the SCO is already mesmerised by its new maestro, because the playing here was exhilarating from first note to last. The Times – Richard Morrison – 2018

Maxim Emelyanychev is the superbly resourceful and stylish conductor. Evening Standard – Barry Millington – 2019

An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his music education in his home city Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) and in Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s conducting class at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Maxim is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions (harpsichord, conducting from the piano). In 2013 he is awarded the highest Russian theatre prize "Golden Mask" for his participation as the fortepianist in a stage production of Nozze di Figaro at the Perm opera theatre, conducted by Teodor Currentzis. (CD by Sony Classical).

Soon after his conducting debut at the age of 12 he is invited by quite a few Russian international orchestras, both baroque and symphonic. In the last six years he has become the Principal Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Nizhny-Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra.

He collaborates with such renowned artists as Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cencic, Xavier Sabata, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Teodor Currentzis, Patrizia Ciofi, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode or Katia and Marielle Labèque.

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 receives the Gramophon Award 2017; debut at the Opernhaus Zürich in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and debut at the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, orchestra which invites him back on the spot for three concerts the same year.

Highlights of the 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 conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, St Petersburg Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2019/20, alongside taking up his position of Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, he conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Intelligemment in two of the major international opera institutions: The Glyndebourne Festival (Handel Rinaldo, with Jakub Orlinski in the title role) and the Royal Opera House (Handel Agrippina, with Joyce DiDonato in the title role).

He returns to the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in three different programmes for the third season in a row. He also returns to the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Other engagements include the Berliner Konzerhausorchester, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Seattle Symphony. The following season sees him, among other engagements, in the opera of the Geneva Grand Theatre in Mozart Clemenza di Tito, the Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole in Mozart Mariage of Figaro and his debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker conducting Beethoven 9th Symphony.

Maxim Emelyanychev’s CD dedicated to Mozart Sonatas on piano-forte (Aparté label) has won prestigious awards, including a Choc of Classica 2018 and the ICMA 2019. In October 2018 is released on Aparté his CD of Beethoven Symphony no.3 and Brahms Haydn Variations with the Nizhny-Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra. In April 2019 he receives the most distinguished international Opera Award, category New Comer.

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Complete biography

Principal Conductor, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Chief conductor, Il Pomo d’Oro

An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his music education in his home city Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) and in Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s conducting class at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Maxim is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions (harpsichord, conducting from the piano). In 2013 he is awarded the highest Russian theatre prize "Golden Mask" for his participation as the fortepianist in a stage production of Nozze di Figaro at the Perm opera theatre, conducted by Teodor Currentzis. (CD by Sony Classical).

Soon after his conducting debut at the age of 12 he is invited by quite a few Russian international orchestras, both baroque and symphonic. In the last six years he has become the Principal Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Nizhny-Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra.

He collaborates with such renowned artists as Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli, Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cencic, Xavier Sabata, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Teodor Currentzis, Patrizia Ciofi, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode or Katia and Marielle Labèque.

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 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 receives the Gramophon Award 2017; debut at the Opernhaus Zürich in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and debut at the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, orchestra which invites him back on the spot for three concerts the same year.

Highlights of the 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 conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, St Petersburg Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2019/20, alongside taking up his position of Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, he conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Intelligemment in two of the major international opera institutions: The Glyndebourne Festival (Handel Rinaldo, with Jakub Orlinski in the title role) and the Royal Opera House (Handel Agrippina, with Joyce DiDonato in the title role).

He returns to the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in three different programmes for the third season in a row. He also returns to the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Other engagements include the Berliner Konzerhausorchester, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Seattle Symphony. The following season sees him, among other engagements, in the opera of the Geneva Grand Theatre in Mozart Clemenza di Tito, the Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole in Mozart Mariage of Figaro and his debut with the Münchner Philharmoniker conducting Beethoven 9th Symphony.

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 CD dedicated to Mozart Sonatas on piano-forte (Aparté label) has won prestigious awards, including a Choc of Classica 2018 and the ICMA 2019. In October 2018 is released on Aparté his CD of Beethoven Symphony no.3 and Brahms Haydn Variations with the Nizhny-Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra. In April 2019 he receives the most distinguished international Opera Award, category New Comer.

2019-20 Season - Not to be altered without permission. Please contact VJAM for HD pictures.

Short biography

Highlights

DEBUT AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN IN OCTOBER 2019

Maxim Emelyanychev conducts The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Handel’s Agrippina with Joyce DiDonato.

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.

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.

Winner 2019 International Opera Awards, category New Comer.

CHOC DE CLASSICA 2018 - ICMA 2019

Maxim Emelyanychev’s Mozart sonatas CD won a CHOC DE CLASSICA and the ICMA 2019
Aparté Records - February 2018

http://smarturl.it/mozartsonatas

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