ABGESAGT: Osterfestspiele Salzburg: Orchesterkonzert Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano Conductor
Hilary Hahn Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219

Maurice Ravel

  • »Ma mere l’oye«, Suite for Orchestra

Robert Schumann

  • Symphonie Nr. 2 C-Dur op. 61

  • 04.04.2021
    19:00 Uhr
    Salzburg, Großes Festspielhaus

Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano was born in London to Italian parents and moved with his family to the United States at the age of 13. He studied piano with Norma Verrilli, composition with Arnold Franchetti and conducting with Gustav Meier.

He was appointed Music Director of the Oslo Opera Den Norske in 1990 and was Music Director of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels from 1992-2002. From 1997-1999 he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2002 he has been Music Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and since 2005 Music Director of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Pappano is therefore in great demand as an opera conductor at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the State Operas of Vienna and Berlin, the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Teatro alla Scala, among others.

Pappano has also appeared as guest conductor with many of the world's most renowned orchestras, including the Berlin, Vienna, New York and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras, the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, and the Orchestre de Paris. Upcoming highlights include return visits to the Staatskapelle Berlin, the London Philharmonic, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and extensive tours with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He is also heavily involved in the promotion of young singers and instrumentalists, and in summer 2020 he will deepen his links with the Aldeburgh and Verbier Festivals and will lead concerts and master classes.

Since 1995 Pappano has been an exclusive artist for Warner Classics and his discography includes numerous complete operas, including »Don Carlo«, »La Rondine«, »Guillaume Tell«, »Il Trittico«, »Werther«, »Il Trovatore«, »Tristan and Isolde« and most recently »Aida«. His orchestral recordings with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia include Rachmaninov's 2nd, Mahler's 6th, Dvorak's 9th and Tchaikovsky's 4th, 5th and 6th symphonies, Respighi's Roman Trilogy, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solenelle and selected overtures, Britten's War Requiem and Verdi's Requiem. His discography also documents his work with other ensembles, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic and the orchestras of the Royal Opera House and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, with music ranging from Pergolesi and Mendelssohn to Panufnik, Boesmans and Maxwell Davies.

His awards and honours include Gramophone's »Artist of the Year« in 2000, the Olivier Award 2003 for outstanding achievements in opera, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award 2004 and the Bruno Walter Prize of the Académie du Disque Lyrique in Paris. In 2012 he was appointed Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Republic of Italy and Knight of the British Empire for his services to music. In 2015 he received the 100th Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society, the organisation's highest distinction. He has also developed a remarkable career as a narrator and presenter and has been at the forefront of several critically acclaimed BBC television documentaries, including »Opera Italia«, »Pappano's Essential Ring Cycle« and »Pappano's Classical Voices«.

Hilary Hahn

Three-time Grammy award winner Hilary Hahn combines expressive musicality and technical know-how with a diverse repertoire guided by artistic curiosity. In the 2019/20 concert season she will take a sabbatical for one year; she will perform again in September 2020.

Hahn's 2018/19 season revolves around the music of Bach, a constant in her musical life. After her admission to the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 10, Hahn devoted almost every lesson to solo Bach; at 17 she made her recording debut with »Hilary Hahn Plays Bach«, which consists of three top works for violin. In October 2018 she released the remaining three pieces of the same series and closed the circle to this music with a worldwide solo Bach recital tour.

The season was also dedicated to another pillar of Hahn's artistic practice: collaboration. In 2019 Hahn premiered two new works written for her: Einojuhani Rautavaara's »Two Serenades for Violin and Orchestra« which were completed posthumously by Kalevi Aho, and Lera Auerbach's Sonata No. 4 »Fractured Dreams«. The season ended with another major release: her latest solo commission, »6 Partitas« by Antón García Abril. García Abril, Auerbach and Rautavaara had contributed composers for »In 27 Pieces«: »the Hilary Hahn Encores«, Hahn's Grammy-winning multi-year commissioned project to revive the duo encore genre. A printed edition of the full score was recently published by Boosey & Hawkes; it includes Hahn's fingerings, bowings and performance notes, ensuring that the encores become part of the active violin repertoire.

Hahn is a prolific and acclaimed recording artist whose 19 feature film albums have all been released in the top ten of the Billboard charts on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and Sony. She is also featured on three DVDs, an award-winning recording for children and various compilations. Three of Hahn's albums have been awarded Grammys. Jennifer Higondon's Violin Concerto, written for Hahn and that she recorded together with the Tchaikovsky Concerto, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 2017, she released a fan-oriented retrospective collection featuring new live material recorded with classic direct-to-disc technology and artwork by her fans.

Hahn has received numerous awards and recognitions. In 2001 she was named »America's Best Young Classical Musician« by Time Magazine. In 2014, Hahn received the Glashütte Original Music Festival Prize; she donated the prize money to the Philadelphia Music Education Nonprofit Project 440. She is also an honorary doctor of Middlebury College - where she participated in the German, French, and Japanese language programs for four summers - and Ball State University, where three scholarships are awarded in her name.