Tatsuya_Shimono_5CYNSOeditHazard Chase is delighted announce the signing of conductor, Tatsuya Shimono, for General Management.

Tatsuya Shimono cemented his international reputation as a conductor by winning the First Prize at the 47th Besançon International Competition in 2001. He received great acclaim for his debuts in with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and guest conducted many other major orchestras in Japan and abroad.

In 2006 he was appointed Resident Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and in 2012 became their Principal Guest Conductor. Shimono is also Guest Conductor of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra.

Shimono’s opera conducting has included Die Zauberflote, Hansel und Gretel, and The Merry Widow at Nikikai Opera, Medea and Lear (both composed by Alibert Reimann and Hansel and Gretel at the Nissay Theatre, La Forza del Destino at the Japan Metropolitan Opera. This season he conducts The Silence by Teizo Matsumura at the New National Theatre Tokyo.

Tatsuya Shimono’s recordings include Strauss Ein Heldenleben with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Bruckner Symphony in D minor (No. 0) with the Osaka Symphony.

“Guest conductor Tatsuya Shimono — a dynamo, whose signalling is crisp, clear and sweepingly expressive — connected with his players. Viewed from the balcony, the performance looked and felt like a real collaboration, if not a love affair. (Ein Heldenleben)”

Richard Scheinin, Mercury News

Click here for Tatsuya Shimono’s website.

To see Shimono conduct, click here.