Tugan Sokhiev

Internationally-acclaimed  conductor  Tugan  Sokhiev  is  Music Director of Orchestre   National   du   Capitole   de  Toulouse  (ONCT)  and  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester  (DSO)  Berlin.  He enjoys a close association with the Mariinsky Theatre and is in demand from leading opera houses and orchestras worldwide.

Plans   for   the   2013/14  season  include  projects  with  the  Berliner Philharmoniker,  Philharmonia  Orchestra  (for two contrasting programmes), NHK  Symphony,  Finnish Radio and his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra as  well  as  extensive touring and varied symphonic projects with both DSO Berlin  and  ONCT. Opera includes Boris Godunov (with Ferruccio Furlanetto) at Theatre du Capitole as well as commitments at the Mariinsky.

Highlights  of his 2012/13 season included critically-acclaimed debuts with Chicago  Symphony  and  Leipzig  Gewandhaus  orchestras;  a  triple bill of concerts  with  ONCT  at  the  Musikverein,  Vienna;  Prokofiev’s  Ivan the Terrible  with  DSO  Berlin  and  his long-anticipated return to the Vienna Philharmonic  for  two  consecutive  weeks  featuring  both Sheherazade and Symphonie  fantastique.  Recent opera has included Tosca at Theatre du Capitole, Boris Godunov at Vienna State Opera as well as Onegin, Aida and Madame Butterfly at the Mariinsky Theatre.

He  has  also  appeared  as a guest conductor with National Philharmonic of Russia,  RAI  Turin,  La  Scala’s  concert series, Bournemouth Symphony and Orchestra  of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Frankfurt,  Swedish  Radio,  Vienna  Radio,  Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic,   Royal   Concertgebouw,   Munich   Philharmonic,   Orchestre Philharmonique  de  Radio  France  and  Orchestre  National  de France. His 2009/10 season included critically-acclaimed débuts with Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics - where critics hailed him ‘Dirigentenwunderwaffe’ (miracle conductor)  - and European touring with the Philharmonia and Mahler Chamber orchestras.

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 in 2013 featured Stravinsky’s Firebird and The Rite of Spring.

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