April 30, 2017 - 14.00 | The Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
MGAF Subscription Series №18: “Sunday Afternoon Concerts”
Conductor – Gabriel Bebeșelea (Romania)
Weber. Invitation to Dance (orchestrated by H. Berlioz)
Dvořák. Slavonic Dances
Brahms. Hungarian Dances
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia is closing the “Sunday Afternoon Concerts” Subsription Series. It is intended for family visits and addressed to the widest audience. On April 30 his debut with the NPR will have 28-year-old Gabriel Bebeșelea, a pride of Romania, a new star on the European conductor podium, a winner of the Jeunesses Musicales Conductor Competition in Bucharest and the Lovro von Matačić Conductor Competion in Zagreb, a semifinalist of the Donatella Flick Competition in London and the Gustav Mahler Conductor Competition in Bamberg. Currently Gabriel Bebeșelea is the Principal Conductor of the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca and the Transylvania State Philharmonic Orchestra in the same town.
Gabriel received an excellent education first in his homeland in Romania, and later in Vienna and Amsterdam. Among his mentors there are Petre Sbarça, Horia Andreescu, Mark Stringer, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Mazur. While a grant student of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, he gained a lot of experience by attending rehearsals and concerts of Herbert Blomstedt, Philippe Herreweghe, Christoph von Dohnányi, David Zinman, Maris Jansons, Eliahu Inbal. In 2014 Bebeșelea received the "Best Conductor" Prize from the National Opera Houses in Romania. The invitations to conduct the productions of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Royal Bride" at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theater and Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" at the Opera Festival in Pesaro in the summer of 2016 confirmed his reputation. In the current season, the Maestro has been invited to perform with two of Russia's top orchestras – the NPR and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evegeny Svetlanov”. His recording of works by George Enescu with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra is planned for December 2017.
The live broadcast of the concert can be watched at the MGAF Site.