Tugan Sokhiev


Tugan Sokhiev is Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) and Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. 

Plans for the 2015/16 season include projects with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Vienna Philharmonic at the Mozartwoche Festival, Finnish Radio, NHK Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra - to which he returns each season. He will also conduct many and varied symphonic projects with both DSO Berlin and ONCT including European and Far East touring. Opera includes new productions of Katerina Ismailova and La damnation de Faust at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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    Berlin Philharmoniker / Symphony No.5


Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust

Marguerite: Justina Gringyte
Faust: Arturo Chacón-Cruz
Brander: Alexander Roslavets


Mendelssohn - Die Hebriden oder Die Fingalshöhle. Konzertouvertüre op. 26
Tan Dun - Percussion Concerto The Tears of Nature
- Interval -
Tchaikovsky - Sinfonie Nr. 5 e-Moll op. 64

Wiener Philharmoniker
Simone Rubio, Percussion

Beethovenhalle, BONN

Berlioz - Carnaval Romain Overture
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5
- Interval -
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Christian Zacharias, Piano

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ONCT, Music Director

Tugan Sokhiev is Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT), where he served as Principal Guest
Conductor for three seasons prior to becoming its Music Director in 2008. 
His performance in the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Orchestre National du Capitole resulted in his being named ‘Révélation musicale de l'année’ by the French Critics’ Union in 2005 and in June 2015 the City of Toulouse honoured him with a gold medal to celebrate 10 years of their collaboration. 


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DSO Berlin, Music Director

Tugan Sokhiev became Music Director of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in September 2012.  His first season at the helm of the orchestra was widely praised, featuring Brahms Symphony No. 4 as a true highlight in the Berlin concert calendar. He will conduct his farewell concert as Music Director on 26 June 2016. 

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Ravel and Debussy

Sokhiev brings out the best in the Philharmonia

Royal Festival Hall

The high point here was the noble ending of the first movement, which is notoriously difficult to bring off. The full weight of the burnished brass successfully created the momentary atmosphere of sunlit wonder that Debussy was looking for. **** Chris Garlick, Bachtrack

Mahler 2nd Symphony


Philharmonie Berlin

Wer dieses frühe Monstrum Mahlerscher Symphonik dirigiert, wer es beherrschen und davon abhalten will, dass es ihm, alle Ketten sprengend, aus den Händen gleitet und davon läuft, braucht eine klare Idee und einen konsequenten Zugriff. Tugan Sokhiev (...) hat beides. Stage and Screen, Sascha Krieger, 17/01/2014
Zum ersten Mal hat Tugan Sokhiev beim Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Musik von Mahler dirigiert: die Zweite Sinfonie. Dabei zeigte er Lust am Fabulieren, Ausmalen und Stilisieren einer phantastischen Welt. Berliner Zeitung, Jan Brachmann, 16/01/2014


Chicago SO Debut


"He demonstrated a natural command that had this formidable group of virtuoso players on their mettle: American orchestral brilliance met Russian soul." John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune


RPS 200/Philharmonia

Royal Festival Hall

Sokhiev is the ideal conductor for such an occasion. Young, charismatic, and above all an enthusiast, he communicates his love of music with unforced charm... Brahms's First Symphony, with which Sokhiev closed, was a real roller-coaster ride, complete with volatile surges of emotion, and some handsome playing from the Philharmonia.
Tim Ashley, The Guardian

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8: Feb 2012

Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall

Sokhiev's interpretation was remarkable - urgently erotic rather than languid, the string sound gloriously clear and opulent...The playing was exceptional, and there was no escaping the music's extremism or the hallucinatory quality of the orchestration... Sokhiev's conducting had plenty of edge and drive as well as elegance. A very fine evening. Martin Kettle, The Guardian