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.