28th January 2019
In preparation for the final recordings of The Tchaikovsky Project, Semyon Bychkov conducted Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 2 in Prague and Hamburg in January, and will conduct further performances of the First Symphony on tour this month with the Czech Philharmonic aross Germany and in Bruges.
On returning to Prague, Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic record the Second and Third Piano Concertos with Kirill Gerstein live in concert followed by recording sessions in early March of the First and Second Symphonies. The Tchaikovsky Project boxset on Decca Classics is due for release at the end of August this year.
17th December 2018
Semyon Bychkov returns to Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker this Christmas conducting the complete ballet music on Tuesday 25 December with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The performance will be broadcast live on NPO 2 and NPO Radio 4.
7th June 2018
On 31 May, 1 and 2 June, Semyon Bychkov conducted his last Tchaikovsky Symphony for this season with the San Francisco Symphony. The San Francisco Chronicle reported: “The Tchaikovsky, subtitled “Little Russian,” came as a welcome restorative after intermission, in a performance that did justice to the composer’s graceful spirit and ingenious use of folk tunes.”
8th May 2018
“The electrifying account led by Semyon Bychkov as the central work of Thursday’s concert was even finer, making the strongest possible case for an extravagant, hourlong score that belongs right up there in the canon of Tchaikovsky orchestral masterpieces that includes the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth symphonies.” said the Chicago Tribune of Maestro Bychkov’s performances of the Manfred Symphony last week with the Chicago Symphony.