Salzburg Easter Festival: Orchestral Concert II

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Conductor
Katia und Marielle Labèque Piano

    Giacomo Puccini

    • »Preludio sinfonico« in A major

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • Concerto for two Pianos in E Flat major KV365

    Hector Berlioz

    • »Symphonie fantastique«, Opus 14
    • 25.03.2018
      19:00 Uhr
      Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus
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    • 01.04.2018
      19:00 Uhr
      Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus
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    Andrés Orozco-Estrada

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada was born in Medellín (Colombia) and trained in Vienna. In September 2014, he took up the positions of Music Director of the Houston Symphony and Chief Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. From the 2015/2016 season, he also became the Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He previously served as Principal Conductor of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, with whom he developed a highly successful musical partnership from 2009 to 2015.

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts many leading orchestras worldwide, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, the Orchestre National de France, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago. In the summer of 2014, he made his debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera conducting »Don Giovanni«. Following a thrilling debut the previous year, summer 2016 marked his return to the Salzburg Festival with Nicolai's opera »Il Templario« and – in place of Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Beethoven's Ninth with the Concentus Musicus Wien.
     

    His engagements for the 2016/2017 season featured debuts with the San Francisco Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic. He also accompanied Colombia's outstanding youth orchestra, the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia, on their first European tour, conducting eight concerts in Berlin and Stuttgart, at the Rheingau Music Festival, at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and at the styriarte in Graz. 

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada began his musical studies on the violin before receiving his first conducting lessons at the age of 15. In 1997, he moved to Vienna where he joined the conducting class of Uroš Lajovic, pupil of the legendary Hans Swarowsky, at the renowned Vienna Music Academy. Orozco-Estrada currently lives in Vienna.

    Katia und Marielle Labèque

    Katia and Marielle Labèque are sibling pianists renowned for their ensemble of synchronicity and energy. Their musical ambitions started at an early age and they rose to international fame with their contemporary rendition of Gershwin's »Rhapsody in Blue« (one of the first gold records in classical music) and have since developed a stunning career with performances worldwide.

    They are regular guests with the most prestigious orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filarmonia della Scala, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Semyon Bychkov, Lionel Bringuier, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas and Jaap van Zweden.
     

    Katia and Marielle have had the privilege of working with many composers including Thomas Adès, Louis Andriessen, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen. In May 2015 they premiered Philip Glass’s new Concerto at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. In 2018 Bryce Dessner will complete a Concerto written specially for the piano duo.

    The Labèques play in festivals and renowned venues worldwide including the Vienna Musikverein, Hamburg Musikhalle, Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall, La Scala, Berlin Philharmonie, Blossom, Hollywood Bowl, Lucerne, BBC Proms, Ravinia, Tanglewood and Salzburg. An audience of more than 33.000 attended a gala concert with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle at Berlin’s Waldbühne, now available on DVD (EuroArts). A record audience of more than 100.000 attended the Vienna Summer Night Concert 2016 in Schönbrunn (now available on CD and DVD by Sony), where Katia and Marielle played with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Semyon Bychkov. More than 1.5 Million viewers followed the event worldwide on the TV.