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The Concert Programs of the Three Finalists of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” Have Been Announced

30 MAR 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:50 h;
published in: Concert

Jamie Phillips, Christian Baldini, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
They were selected from 91 applicants by a jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher: the three finalists of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2012”. The programs with which the three young conductors – the 20-year-old Briton Jamie Phillips, the 33-year-old Argentine Christian Baldini and the 26-year-old Lithuanian Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – will present themselves for the first time to a large audience have now been determined. As part of the Award Concert Weekend on April 28 and 29, 2012, they will introduce themselves at the Felsenreitschule.

Jamie Phillips goes first, on Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 pm. Under his baton, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg will perform Thomas Adès’ Three Studies from Couperin and Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Ingolf Wunder as soloist. After the intermission, Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 in G-Major and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite will be heard.

Christian Baldini conducts the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 29, at 11:00 am. The program features György Ligeti’s Concert Românesc, Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV 456 with Alexej Gorlatch at the piano and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 7; finally, elapsing twilight shades, a work for chamber orchestra by Christian Baldini himself, will be performed.

Finally, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads the Camerata Salzburg on Sunday, April 29, at 7:30 pm at the Felsenreitschule. In homage to her homeland, she will start the concert with a work by the Lithuanian composer Bronius Kutavičius. This will be followed by Bernstein’s Serenade for Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion (soloist: Dan Zhu) as well as Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.

The winner of the “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award,” who will be chosen after the three concerts by the jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher, will conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra on August 12, 2012 as part of the 2012 Salzburg Festival.

Tickets for the three concerts in April may be ordered here.

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