Germany’s Hamburg Symphony Extends Chief Conductor’s Contract

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French-born conductor Sylvain Cambreling has been chief conductor of the Hamburg Symphony because the starting of their 2018-19 live performance season.

“Figuring out that Sylvain Cambreling is near our facet makes me very constructive and marks a path to an excellent future,” stated Burkhard Schwenker, the symphony’s supervisory board chairman within the press launch. “[We are] happy to have secured the continuation of the cooperation with Sylvain Cambreling for the approaching years.”

Cambreling, 73, has served as chief conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, principal visitor conductor of Klangforum Wien, and basic music director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart from 2012 to 2018. 

Between 2010 and 2019, he was principal conductor of Tokyo’s Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, whereupon his departure, turned their conductor laureate. Moreover, a decade earlier than changing into music director of the Frankfurt Opera in 1993, Cambreling held the identical position at La Monnaie, Paris.

He has carried out with orchestras together with the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, Tonhalle Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Köln, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and London, plus Orchestre de Paris, Cleveland Symphony, LA Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony, amongst others.

His accolades have included the 2009 Echo Klassik “Conductor of the 12 months Award,” the Deutsche Schallplatten Jahrespreise for finest orchestral CD, and the 2010 MIDEM Up to date Music Award. In 2012, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Advantage of the Federal Republic of Germany.

“With him on the helm, the Symphoniker Hamburg handle to proceed their custom in a related manner and on the sametime open up new creative territory,” stated Hamburg Symphony’s creative director, Daniel Kühnel. The belief between the orchestra and the chief conductor is consistently rising, and the trail forward of us guarantees to be much more thrilling than the one we have now taken thus far.”

“In recent times, I’ve discovered a creative house in Hamburg that makes me completely happy and grateful: within the great Laeiszhalle, with an alert, curious viewers and with an orchestra that all the time says ‘sure’ to all challenges and conjures up me anew in each section of my work,” Cambreling expressed. “The truth that we create nice and actually attention-grabbing issues collectively might be heard in each live performance — within the music and likewise within the applause.”