Attention: change of artists and program. Due to illness Martin Fröst has been obliged to cancel the previously announced concert Exodus.
Wednesday 22 February 2017 19.00Ends approximately 20.45
Martin Fröst is replaced by two rising stars, marking their debuts at Konserthuset Stockholm.
Conductor Ben Gernon first attracted international attention when he won the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductor’s Award in 2013 following a unanimous decision by the jury led by Ingo Metzmacher, and soon after became a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since this time he has conducted extensively across the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA.
Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras across the globe. Hakhnazaryan has earned critical acclaim, with the Strad describing him as “dazzlingly brilliant” and the Washington Post hailing him “a seasoned phenomenon”. From 2014-2016 he joined the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme and in August 2016 he made his BBC Proms debut.
The musicApproximate times
Kaija Saariaho Ciel d’hiver10 min
Dmitry Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 129 min
Giovanni Sollima Lamentatio for cello solo5 min
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Symphony No. 127 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Ben Gernon conductor
- Narek Hakhnazaryan cello