Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrey Boreyko – Conductor
Christian Tetzlaff – Violin
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky/Arr. Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition
Andrey Boreyko, Naples Philharmonic’s Music Director Designate, conducts a program of works cherished for their lyrical inspiration and structural inventiveness. For Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Boreyko and the orchestra are joined by critically acclaimed violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who like Mendelssohn himself, was both a violin and piano prodigy. Today, Tetzlaff is known for the emotional openness and sincerity of his playing, which has moved audiences throughout Europe and North America. Following the Mendelssohn is Ravel’s arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky’s much-adored Pictures at an Exhibition, a reverent and vivid tribute to the composer’s friend Victor Hartmann, whose watercolors and drawings are musically depicted by the piece. The program also includes Ravel’s own work, Le Tombeau de Couperin.
Music Director: Orchestre National de Belgique
Music Director Designate: Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Director: Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
Principal Guest Conductor: Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi
Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko is one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors to emerge from Eastern Europe in recent years. He is currently Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastian. Additionally, he becomes Music Director of Florida’s Naples Philharmonic in 2014/15.
As a guest conductor, Boreyko has worked with many of the world’s most renowned orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker, Filharmonica della Scala, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw orchestras, and most recently The Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
Highlights of the coming seasons include engagements with the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto, St Louis, Houston Symphony, and London Philharmonic orchestras. Further ahead he will work with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, San Francisco Symphony and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
An artist known for his musical integrity, technical assurance and intelligent, compelling interpretations, Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation.
From the outset of his career, Tetzlaff has performed and recorded a broad spectrum of the repertoire, ranging from Bach's unaccompanied sonatas to 19th century masterworks by Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms; and from 20th century concertos by Bartok, Berg and Shostakovich to world premieres of contemporary works. Also a dedicated chamber musician, he frequently collaborates with such distinguished artists as Leif Ove Andsnes, Lars Vogt and Alexander Lonquich and is the founder of the Tetzlaff Quartet.
Tetzlaff has been in demand as a soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras and conductors, establishing close artistic partnerships that are renewed season after season. Tetzlaff has performed with the Chicago, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Toronto orchestras, as well as such major European ensembles as the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.
For more information about Christian Tetzlaff, visit www.christian-tetzlaff.com.