Ainars Rubikis


Ainars Rubikis came to international attention as winner of the Third International Gustav Mahler conducting competition in 2010. In 2011 he was announced recipient of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and subsequently conducted the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester at the Salzburg Festival. From 2012-14 he served as Musical Director of Novosibirsk State Opera House.

Plans for the 2015/16 season sees return visits to Poznan Philharmonic, Queensland Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale d’Ile de France and Orquesta de Euskadi with the Malandain Ballet Biarritz. Debuts include Residentie Orkest and the Bolshoi Theatre with a production of Boris Godunov. Future plans include debuts at Chicago Lyric and returns to the Bolshoi Theatre and Latvian National Opera.

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  • Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Latvian State Choir 'Latvija'


Queensland Performing Arts Centre, BRISBANE

MOZART: Magic Flute Overture
MOZART: Cosi dunque/Aspri rimorsi atroci K.432
MOZART: Ombra felice/Io ti lascio K.255
MOZART: Per pieta, non ricercate K.420
MOZART: Vado, ma dove, o dei K.583
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MOZART: Requiem (completed by Sussmayr)

Nicole Car, soprano
Deborah Humble, mezzo
Kang Wang, tenor
Christopher Richardson, bass
The Australian Voices
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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New National Theatre, Tokyo

Ainars Rubikis conducts the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in a performance full of highly variegated tempo and emphasis, creating a brilliant soundscape for this emotive work. Olé! A Carmen Supreme - Ayako Takahashi