Alpesh Chauhan

Alpesh Chauhan

CONDUCTOR
Principal Conductor 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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Overview

Alpesh Chauhan is Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, a post he took up in autumn 2017. Quickly rising to international prominence, highlights of his career to date include conducting two concerts at the BBC Proms, a production of Turandot at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, recording the Ten Pieces Secondary film with the BBC Philharmonic and a main season concert at the Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra. Alpesh held the position of Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2016.

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Alpesh Chauhan is Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, a post he took up in autumn 2017. Quickly rising to international prominence, highlights of his career to date include conducting two concerts at the BBC Proms, a production of Turandot at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, recording the Ten Pieces Secondary film with the BBC Philharmonic and a main season concert at the Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra. Alpesh held the position of Assistant Conductor at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2014 to 2016.

During Alpesh’s first season at the Filarmonica Toscanini the great symphonic tradition takes centre stage, as he programmes a cycle of the Brahms symphonies and juxtaposes pillars of nineteenth-century repertoire such as Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with twentieth-century masterpieces including Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem and Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra. Other highlights in 2017/18 include debuts with the Royal Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestra of Opera North, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and with Düsseldorfer Symphoniker in a programme featuring Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4. The season also sees him return to the Philharmonia Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Symphony Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orkest van het Oosten. Having already worked with leading soloists such as Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti, Benjamin Grosvenor, Leila Josefowicz, Johannes Moser and Garrick Ohlsson, forthcoming collaborations include Markus Werba, Elena Urioste, Wenzel Fuchs and Stephen Hough.

Regularly appearing in the media, Alpesh has been featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine, and interviewed on BBC Radio 4, the BBC World Service, BBC Breakfast, for the Guardian’s Facing the Music series and for Classical Music Magazine’s Meet the Maestro. He has guest blogged for Gramophone Magazine, appeared in an extensive feature in The Times, and was appointed to the judging panel for the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016.

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.

Artist Website: www.alpeshchauhan.com

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News

Alpesh Chauhan begins new post

September 15th, 2017

Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini

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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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Reviews

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)
james.brown@hazardchase.co.uk

Sophie Tiezel (Cambridge)
sophie.tiezel@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706025

Assistant Artist Manager

Tom Wood (Cambridge)
tom.wood@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706030