Nostalgia and optimism at #Enescuonline – Music meant to restore our faith in humanity, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Of Liège
The Enescu Festival Online continues between April 7 and 10 with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal De Liège, conducted by maestro Gergely Madaras, and violinist Renaud Capuçon as soloist.
Performed on the Romanian Athenaeum stage in the 2019 George Enescu International Festival, the program includes George Enescu’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major Op. 20, the Violin Concerto No. 2 Sz. 112 by Béla Bartók and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony in B flat major.
French violinist Renaud Capuçon is firmly established internationally as a major soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He is known and loved for his poise, depth of tone and virtuosity, and he works with the world’s most prestigious ensembles, artists, venues and festivals. He performs with leading orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Filarmonica della Scala, Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic. His collaborations with internationally renowned conductors include working with Valery Gergiev, Daniel Barenboim, Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel, Christoph Eschenbach, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Andris Nelsons, and Yannick Nézet-Seguin.
Gergely Madaras is Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège and Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in his native Hungary. Gergely regularly appears as a guest conductor on stage, as well as in the recording studios, with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Copenhagen and Oslo Philharmonics, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester and the Academy of Ancient Music. While grounded in the traditional classic and romantic repertoire, Gergely is also a promoter of Bartók, Kodály, and Dohnányi. Furthermore, he maintains a close relationship with contemporary music, having conducted more than 100 works written after 1970, and collaborating closely with composers Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, György Kurtág and Péter Eötvös.
Renaud Capucon appears courtesy of Erato/Warner Classics.
photo credit: Alex Damian