Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Symphony no. 1 in d major op. 25 "Classic"
Gavotta. Non troppo allegro
Finale. Molto vivace
Frank Martin (1890 - 1974)
Concert for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion and string orchestra
Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Idyll from Siegfried, WWV 103
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385
Allegro con spirito
"Andrea Oliva is one of the best flutists of his generation, a shining star in the world of flute.” (Sir James Galway). He is principal flutist at the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and recently became Professor of Flute at the Italian-speaking Switzerland Conservatory in Lugano.
Born in Arkhangelsk, Russia, he commenced his musical education at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow with Ivan Pushetchnikov. Since 2006 until 2011 Ivan has been studying with Maurice Bourgue at the Geneva Conservatory.
Principal Clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, he is considered one of the most important international clarinettists. He started his career very early as Principal Clarinet in “Orchestra del Teatro V.Bellini” in Catania, playing there from 1993 to 1996.
Born in a family with a great musical tradition, Gabor Meszaros studies with his father Janos Meszaros, former student of Karel Pivonka. He also followed courses with Milan Turkovic, Frantisek Hermann, Werner Seltmann, Knut Sönstevold and Karl Leister.
Originally from Pas de Calais, Jacques Deleplancque began his musical training at the age of seven under the guidance of Paul Cantin. After brilliant studies at the CNSM of Paris, he obtained a unanimous first prize for the horn and chamber music with Georges Barboteu and Christian Larde.
Frits Damrow started his musical career as principal trumpet of the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Netherlands when he was 21 and still had to finish his studies at the Maastrichts Conservatory. After 9 years he was appointed as principal trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam holding this position from 1991 until 2010. He was also active as a trumpet teacher at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam from 1993 until 2010.
He is Principal Trombone of Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino since 1994. In addition to his orchestral career, he is Professor at Trombone Master of the “Istituto Musicale Pareggiato della Val d’Aosta”. Born in Rouen, France, he was schooled in Paris, and he got his Trombone Diploma at the prestigious “Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Paris”.
One of the foremost conductors of his generation, Alexander Shelley is ‘a natural communicator, both on and off the podium’ (the Daily Telegraph), regularly performing across six continents with the world’s finest orchestras and soloists. A passionate and articulate advocate for the role of music in society, he has spearheaded multiple award-winning and ground-breaking projects unlocking creativity in the next generation and bringing symphonic music to new audiences.