Gabriella Teychenné’s innate musicianship, positive energy and focus have already made strong impressions. Born in 1993 of British-Argentine parentage she is mentored by Vladimir Jurowski, and an alumna of the Equilibrium Young Artists scheme, led by its founder Barbara Hannigan. She has participated in workshops and showcases with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre de Picardie, and performs Mozart’s Requiem with the Residentie Orkest The Hague in summer 2019. A strong advocate of contemporary music, Gabriella works extensively with Ensemble unitedberlin.
Sincere, versatile and with a curious mind, British conductor Gabriella Teychenné works extensively in both symphonic and operatic settings. She engages in a wide repertoire ranging from early through to contemporary works, and in the 2018-2019 season debuts with the Residentie Orkest The Hague conducting Mozart’s Requiem, and participates in showcases and workshops with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre de Picardie.
Gabriella is currently engaged as a member of the Equilibrium Young Artists scheme run by Barbara Hannigan, who has described her as possessing a “positive energy and fierce talent [which] were inspiring to me and to the players in the orchestra”. As part of the initiative she works closely alongside Barbara Hannigan, and will this season assist on productions with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cleveland Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, preparing works by Bartók, Haydn, Ligeti, Kurtág, Sibelius, Gershwin, Debussy, Schönberg, Mozart and Berg. Additionally she will be assisting at La Monnaie De Munt’s production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress with the LUDWIG Orchestra.
Since 2017 Gabriella has been mentored by, and worked as assistant conductor to, Vladimir Jurowski at the London Philharmonic Orchestra, both in the UK and on tour to Japan, in repertoire including Magnus Lindberg’s Triumph to Exist (a major new commission performed at a concert commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I), Enescu’s Oedipe, as well as Czech and Russian music. He says of her, “Gabriella Teychenné is not only musical, she is radically passionate about the music. Music means the world to her and her passion is infectious, and as a conductor she can convince others to follow her along this path”.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Gabriella was involved in the world premiere staging of Peter Ruzicka’s opera Benjamin at Staatsoper Hamburg in spring 2018. Over the course of the coming years she will be working extensively with contemporary group Ensemble unitedberlin, and as part of this conduct twelve world premieres alongside German baritone Dietrich Henschel.
Born in England in 1993, Gabriella began her musical studies as a violinist at an early age. As an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, she read Political Philosophy, following which she pursued a Master’s degree in Violin and Conducting at the Royal College of Music, and an Artist Diploma in Conducting at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. She has been taught in masterclasses by Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Colin Metters, and Mark Heron, and is generously supported by Help Musicians UK Foundation.
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