Spring 2013 sees Diego make his debut with three orchestras
Spring 2013 sees Diego Matheuz make his conducting debut with no fewer than three prestigious European orchestras.
Firstly he conducted the CBSO at the end of March, in a programme including excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as the European première of Enrico Chapela’s concerto for electric cello MAGNETAR, played marvellously by Johannes Moser. The Birmingham Post commented on Matheuz “…creating a perfect balance between love and strife, everything full of character, sparkling, swaggering, passionate and soaring as required, full of tragic momentum…” [John Gough, Birmingham Post]
Next on the list was the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France on April 12th at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, with a programme of Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich (the wonderful concerto for piano and trumpet, featuring our very own Plamena Mangova).
Following which Mr Matheuz will re-affirm his long standing relationship with Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart, conducting a concerts at the Teatro Manzoni Bologna on April 18th and 19th, featuring Emanuel Ax as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.25 in C Major.
Finally, he will travel to Prague for his debut with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, where he will reprise his reading of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, also including Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G Minor with Pinchas Zukerman, and Charles Ives’ Central Park in the Dark. The concerts will be on April 24th, 25th and 26th at the Rudolfinum.
Bravo Maestro…and surely a brief respite will be in order after all of that!