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Russie de toujours
16 May2021

Russie de toujours

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Jérémie RHORER, Conductor
Alexandre KANTOROW, Piano

GLINKA, PROKOFIEV, TCHAIKOVSKY
ADVANCED AT 3:00 INSTEAD OF 6:00PM
L’Aube et le Zénith du Romantisme
29 May2021

L’Aube et le Zénith du Romantisme

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Elisabeth LEONKSAJA, Piano
Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX, Contralto

BERLIOZ, BRAHMS
ADVANCED AT 7:00 INSTEAD OF 8:00PM
Carmina Burana
30 May2021

Carmina Burana

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Elisabeth LEONKSAJA, Piano
M. ERIKSMOEN, M. REXROTH, A. ERÖD, Chœur du CBSO

BARTÓK, ORFF
— CONCERT CANCELLED —
L’esprit espagnol
6 Jun2021

L’esprit espagnol

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Josep PONS, Conductor
Nelson GOERNER, Piano
María TOLEDO, Cantaora

RAVEL, DE FALLA
Récital Christian Zacharias
9 Jun2021

Récital Christian Zacharias

GRANDE SAISON - RÉCITAL
Season 20/21
Christian ZACHARIAS, Piano
BEETHOVEN, HAYDN, SCHUBERT
Les années folles
13 Jun2021

Les années folles

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Alondra DE LA PARRA, Conductor
Jorge Luís PRATS, Piano

MILHAUD, GERSWHIN, RAVEL
Les Vents du Sud
15 Jun2021

Les Vents du Sud

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 20/21
Les Vents du Sud
ONSLOW, DEBUSSY, POULENC
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
15 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Valery GERGIEV, Conductor
DEBUSSY, STRAVINSKY
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
18 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Gianluigi GELMETTI, Conductor
C. REISS, M. PIZZOLATO, P. FANALE, N. DI PIERRO,
Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma

MOZART
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
22 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Tomáš NETOPIL, Conductor
Katia & Marielle LABÈQUE, Piano

POULENC, SMETANA
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
29 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Thomas HENGELBROCK, Conductor
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
1 Aug2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Sergey KHACHATRYAN, violin

TAKEMITSU, SCHUBERT, SIBELIUS
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
5 Aug2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Alexandre KANTOROW, Piano

SAINT-SAËNS, BIZET
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Biography of Kazuki Yamada

Kazuki Yamada is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. In Japan he holds further titles of Permanent Conductor of Japan Philharmonic, Principal Guest Conductor of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, , Music Director and Chairman of The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo as well as Music Director of Yokohama Sinfonietta, an ensemble he founded whilst still a student.

 

Yamada appears as a guest with such orchestras as Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Orchestre de Paris, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. Further orchestras he works with include St. Petersburg Philharmonic Czech Philharmonic and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich at the Vienna Musikverein. Among the soloists with whom he enjoys working are Emmanuel Ax, Boris Berezovsky, Håkan Hardenberger, Martin Helmchen, Nobuko Imai, Daishin Kashimoto, Alexander Kniazev, Steven Osborne, Francesco Piemontesi, Vadim Repin, Baiba Skride, Arabella Steinbacher, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

In the current season, alongside his regular positions in Monte-Carlo, Birmingham and Japan, Kazuki Yamada returns as a guest to NHK Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfionica Nazionale della RAI Torino, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, who’s Music Director he was from 2012-2017. He returns to the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra with pianist Simon Trpčeski and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. In the 2020/21 season, Kazuki Yamada will make his debut with the Orchestre Nationale de Belgique, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

 

Following a highly praised concert of Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus last year, they will now perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”. Kazuki Yamada will then take the chorus on tour with him to Monte-Carlo where he performs the same work with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.

 

He is active in the field of opera and last season has conducted “La Damnation de Faust” in Monte-Carlo. He is strongly supported by Seiji Ozawa and, in August 2012, he conducted a semi-staged production of Honegger’s “Jeanne d’Arc”, with Saito-Kinen Orchestra; a project that was also a huge success in spring 2015 in Côme de Bellescize’s staged version at the Philharmonie de Paris, with the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Yamada. Committed to music education, Yamada appears as guest artist every summer with the students at the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland.

 

Yamada was Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and together they have released a hugely popular series of CDs inspired by dance, on the Pentatone label. Yamada is also Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus’ Music Director who have released ten CDs on Fontec.

 

Now resident in Berlin, Yamada was born in Kanagawa, Japan, in 1979. In 2009 he was the winner of the 51st Besançon International Competition for young conductors.

PRESS

“The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande plays scintillatingly under Kazuki Yamada.”
The Sunday Times
The Sunday Times