Alpesh Chauhan

Alpesh Chauhan

Principal Conductor Designate of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

"[Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration] was something else — a carefully graded, magnificent journey through turbulence, sweet reminiscences, death and the beyond, with the full [London Symphony Orchestra] roaring or sighing, completely at Chauhan’s command. Genuinely exciting stuff."

The Times

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Principal Conductor Designate of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Alpesh Chauhan is quickly rising to international prominence. Having stepped in at short notice for two BBC Radio 3 live broadcasts with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in May 2015 and CBSO in June 2015 Alpesh starred in the BBC film, Ten Pieces Secondary conducting the BBC Philharmonic. Other highlights include conducting Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Kymi Sinfonietta, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini Parma, Ulster Orchestra, Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.


Full Biography


Alpesh Chauhan is Principal Conductor Designate of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, a position he will take up in the 2017/18 season. Quickly rising to international prominence, the insight which Alpesh brings to the music is relished by orchestras and audiences alike, and his natural rapport with the players has resulted in him already establishing relationships with some of the major orchestras in the UK and Europe. Alpesh Chauhan held the position of Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2016 having previously been the orchestra’s first Conducting Fellow.

In summer 2016 Alpesh made his first appearance at the BBC Proms conducting two Ten Pieces concerts with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra following on from the Ten Pieces Secondary film which he recorded with the orchestra in summer 2015. In November 2016 he gave his US début with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and he made his first appearance with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in January 2017, performing Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Benjamin Grosvenor.

Alpesh’s career to date includes engagements with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Scottish, and Philharmonic Orchestras, Ulster Orchestra, Kymi Sinfonietta and with the orchestras of Opéra National Lorraine, Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and Teatro Petruzzelli Bari. This season sees Alpesh return to conduct many of these orchestras as well as make his début with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and the Philharmonia among others.

By way of background, Alpesh was principal cellist at the CBSO Youth Orchestra which gave him the opportunity, as part of the Youth Orchestra Academy in 2007, to take conducting masterclasses. He joined the Royal Northern College of Music in 2008 to study the cello with Eduardo Vassallo before deciding to pursue the prestigious Master’s Conducting Course, taught by Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. Alpesh has studied with Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, participated in masterclasses with Juanjo Mena, Vasily Petrenko and Jac van Steen and has been mentored by Andris Nelsons and Edward Gardner. Regularly appearing in the media, Alpesh has been featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine, been interviewed on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service as well as appearing on BBC Breakfast. He has guest blogged for Gramophone Magazine and was on the judging panel for the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016.

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Opera debut for Alpesh Chauhan

March 17th, 2017

Conductor leads production of Puccini’s Turandot at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari

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Alpesh Chauhan announced as Principal Conductor

September 9th, 2016

Conductor to take up post with Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in September 2017

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Summer in Italy

July 12th, 2016

Hazard Chase artists perform across the country.

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Chauhan and the CBSO

May 13th, 2016

Alpesh Chauhan to return as guest conductor in the 16/17 season

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BBC Proms 2016

April 14th, 2016

Hazard Chase artists featuring in the BBC Proms this season

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National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

“… musical glories that streamed from Chauhan and this beautiful orchestra which provided, with some mind-blowing playing, one of the most glorious Daybreak openings to Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe that I have heard, though the final Bacchanale was dangerously fast and, at the other end of the night, a performance of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet whose mix of battering physicality and heart-wrenching tenderness generated a sense of wonder.”
Michael Tumelty, Herald Scotland (April 2016)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Artist Manager

James Brown (Cambridge)

Sophie Tiezel (Cambridge)
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Associate Artist Manager

Kathryn Jennings (Cambridge)
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