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Principals Concertgebouworkest in solo role

17 February 2020

In the following weeks, three principal players of the Concertgebouworkest will perform as soloists with their own orchestra: concertmaster Vesko Eschkenazy, principal cellist Gregor Horsch and principal oboist Ivan Podyomov.

While Vesko Eschkenazy and Gregor Horsch have fulfilled a solo role with the orchestra several times as principals since 2000 and 1997, respectively, Ivan Podyomov, who joined the orchestra in 2016, will make his solo debut.

On 26, 27 and 28 February, Gregor Horsch will perform the solo part in Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto. The Concertgebouworkest, under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock, will continue with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

On 11, 12 and 13 March, Ivan Podyomov is the soloist in Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto. Semyon Bychkov also conducts Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6.

On 25, 26 and 27 March, Vesko Eschkenazy will perform the solo part of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor in a programme entitled ‘In memoriam Mariss Jansons’. Gianandrea Noseda will also conduct Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, opening the programme with the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.