It must be the world’s most renowned orchestra with a woman musical director. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1920 and which gained a global reputation under director Sir Simon Rattle between 1980 and 1998, had a number of options when looking for a new musical director. In the end, the »CBSO«, which is known for its innovative ideas and forward-looking educational programmes, unanimously voted for Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
The conductor was born in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 1986 and she clearly brings with her the qualities the orchestra’s musicians and officials value most: team spirit, enthusiasm, passion, curiosity and plenty of energy. Musicians and audiences alike were electrified by her first performances with the top UK orchestra.
For the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, they are joined by Jan Lisiecki, who has been a guest at the festival every summer since winning the Leonard Bernstein Award in 2013 and whose performances also regularly receive a rapturous reception.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Jan Lisiecki piano
conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester Nr. 2 f-Moll op. 21
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Petruschka / Burleske in vier Szenen
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Promoter: Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival