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Culture news, 29.06.2006 14:20

Shostakovich Symphonies

christoph_eschenbach Sat, 3 Jun 2006, 20:00

Mariinsky Theater

Shostakovich Symphonies

Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 23

Shostakovich. Symphony No. 5

Soloist and Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach trained in Hamburg. He made his US debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under George Sell before continuing his conducting studies.

From 19881999 he headed the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has headed the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.

He continues to conduct at the Chicago Ravinia Festival and the NDR Orchestra in Hamburg.

Since 2000 he has been Musical Director of the Orchestre de Paris and from 2002 he has run the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. In August 2003 he made his Bayreuth Festival conducting debut (Parsifal). In the 2003-2004 season he was Musical Director of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra with which he has toured to Europe and performed in fourteen concerts. At the Salzburg Festival he conducted the world premiere of Reimann´s opera Zeit-Inseln as well as Mahler´s Fifth Symphony. He has made his debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago where he conducted the opera Don Giovanni, the performance being dedicated to the fifty-year anniversary of Peter Stein´s production. Christoph Eschenbach is Principal Conductor of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival´s international Orchestral Academy.

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