Plans for the 14/15 season include debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston and Cleveland Symphony Orchestras and returns to Berliner Philharmoniker and Philharmonia Orchestra - to which he returns each season. Opera includes Maid of Orleans, La Traviataand Carmen at the Bolshoi Theatre and Bethrothal in a Monastery at Theatre du Capitole. Sokhiev will tour Germany and Japan with ONCT and Europe with DSO Berlin.
Tugan Sokhiev is Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT), where he served as Principal Guest Conductor for three seasons prior to becoming its Music Director in 2008. During his collaborations with Toulouse he has conducted many critically-acclaimed concerts - his performance in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Orchestre National du Capitole resulted in his being named ‘Révélation musicale de l'année’ by the French Critics’ Union in 2005. The relationship between Sokhiev and his musicians in Toulouse is increasingly celebrated - Figaro described the partnership as “at the centre of the French musical life” and Le Monde wrote of “sokhievmania” after a recent concert in Paris. His discography includes numerous highly-acclaimed recordings for Naïve Classique with Toulouse – including Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Their most recent release including Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Firebird was released in January 2013.
At the beginning of the 2012/13 season Mo. Sokhiev became Music Director of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for an initial period of four years. Projects this season include concerts in Vienna (Musikverein) and Mahler's 2nd Symphony. His first season at the helm of the orchestra was widely praised, featuring Brahms Symphony No. 4 as a true highlight in the Berlin concert calendar. Their opening concert was praised by Suddeutsche Zeitung: "At his inaugural concert, Sokhiev - a springy, intelligent conductor who reacts to the music as quick as a flash - enthralled his orchestra."