|Credit Suisse New Year Concert, 2013|
Tour Dates: 11th January, 2013
On January 11th 2013, Credit Suisse New Year Concert will again be held in the Forbidden City Concert Hall. The Beijing Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the distinguished Hungarian conductor Gergely Kesselyák and...
On January 11th 2013, Credit Suisse New Year Concert will again be held in the Forbidden City Concert Hall. The Beijing Symphony Orchestra will collaborate with the distinguished Hungarian conductor Gergely Kesselyák and the young Slovakian Soprano Ágnes Molnár to celebrate the 2013 New Year with classical symphonies and opera arias.
Beijing Symphony Orchestra
Beijing Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was founded in October 1977. It has gained critical acclaim and praise from audiences around the world because of its high artistic standard, broad repertoire, and unique Chinese arrangement.
The BSO has been invited to perform in many countries, including Germany, Austria, Croatia, Korea, and Asian area. In the year of 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2009, the BSO completed four successful European Tours. The critics throughout Europe spoke highly of these tours. In Germany, Suddentsche Zeitung commented on the excellence of the performance of BSO.
2013 Credit Suisse New Year Concert Programme
Conductor: Kesselyák Gergely
Kesselyák was born in Budapest in 1971 and graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a student of Ervin Lukács in 1995. He has distinguished himself for many years as a regularly conductor of the leading symphony orchestras in Hungary since 1993. In 1997, he founded the Opera Section of the Miskolc National Theatre and held the position of musical director. He was the guest conductor of Opera House between 1994-2001. In 2001, he made a new rank of conductor-in-residence of Opera House as well as the founder-musical director of the Bartók International Opera Festival. He was appointed to be the artistic director of the Buda Fest Opera and Ballet Festival in 2004 and the Szeged Open-Air Festival in 2005.
As an active stage director, he has directed numerous opera productions like Verdi's Rigoletto, Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and Bartók's Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Verdi’s Nabucco, Puccini’s Turandot and the Don Giovanni of the Opera House Budapest since 1999.
With more than seventy productions in eight theaters, Kesselyák has been invited to perform concerts and opera in Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Czech, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Peru, Chile, Egypt, Japan and Oman.
Soprano: Molnár Ágnes
In 2008 Molnár was enrolled by the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music as a student of Magda Nádor. She will earn her Master of Art (MA) degree in 2013. Besides, she participated in master courses of Júlia Hamari, Nicholas Clapton and Jeanne Henny in Hungary and Spain.
She made her soloist debut with Ferenc Erkel’s Hunyadi László in age of 21 in the National Theatre of Győr. After that she has acted major roles in several opera productions, including Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Zerlina), Mozart’s The marriage of Figaro (Susanna), Puccini’s La Boheme (Musetta), Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Clorinda) and Kacsoh Pongrác’s Soldier John (France Princess).
Currently she is a guest singer of the Budapest Operett Theatre.