CONDUCTOR

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

“Chauhan is one of those conductors who makes every phrase and detail sound like it’s communicating something – and he possesses that magical, Beecham-like knack for making even rests sing … A remarkable achievement from a young conductor of intelligence and courage – and musicianship enough to justify both.”
Richard Bratby The Arts Desk (March 2016)

La Filarmonica Toscanini

“Last year, Alpesh was called at the last minute to replace Kazushi Ono in a programme that included Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’. Chauhan, who had performed only a handful of concerts in Italy, seemed to be a phenomenon. Well, the revelation of a year ago was confirmed. [I had] never seen a man of such a young age hold the orchestra with such confidence and ease, for over an hour without ever dropping the energy, even for a moment, and with an unusual capacity for introspection and expression.”
Mauro Balestrazzi La Repubblica Parma (January 2016)

BBC Scottish Symphony 

“There cannot be the slightest doubt that in the young British conductor Alpesh Chauhan… the SSO has a real find on its hands.”
Michael Tumelty Herald Scotland (May 2015)