8th December 2017
Three concerts at the Rudolfinum in Prague this week with the Czech Philharmonic will be followed by recording sessions from 11-14 December of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. The recording will eventually be released in 2019 as part of the boxset of the Tchaikovsky Project from Decca Classics.
10th October 2017
Last month, Semyon Bychkov brought Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony to Italy with the RAI Torino on tour to Verona and later Vienna; and the composer’s First Symphony to Madrid with the Orquesta Nacionales de España.
“What an experience” said Wiener Zeitung of the performance in Vienna; and ‘superbly conducted’ by Platea Magazine of the performance in Madrid.
13th September 2017
On Friday 25 August, Decca released Vol. 2 of Semyon Bychkov’s ‘Tchaikovsky Project’ with the Czech Philharmonic featuring the Manfred Symphony. 6 days later, he conducted the work at the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Of the new album, The Sunday Times described it as ‘an outstanding issue’, making it Album of the Week: https://www.semyonbychkov.com/reviews/sunday-times/
14th June 2017
The end of May saw Semyon Bychkov return to conduct the Munich Philharmonic in more Tchaikovsky in their home city and at the Ravenna Festival. As Sueddeutsche Zeitung noted, “Tchaikovsky expert Semyon Bychkov’s conducting was deeply sympathetic to Gerstein’s playing” in Piano Concerto No. 1: https://www.semyonbychkov.com/reviews/suddeutsche-zeitung-2/