The Next Generation Older

12th July 2022

Mahler 3 with the Royal Academy of Music Student Orchestra

In celebration of the Royal Academy of Music’s bicentenary, Semyon Bychkov last month led the Student Orchestra in Mahler’s Third Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall. As The Observer noted: “Semyon Bychkov, the Academy’s Klemperer chair of conducting and a great Mahlerian, drew confident playing from these young musicians, many on the brink of careers. The brass section was especially dazzling, ready to enter the profession. The principal trumpet, who has plenty to do in this symphony, was a much-cheered star. Were I his mother I suspect I would have wept. I am not, but I did. It was that kind of a night.”

2nd March 2021

Semyon Bychkov conducts Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for the first time

On 20 February 2021, Semyon Bychkov worked with the Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for the first time in Prague. Together, they presented music by Beethoven, Verdi and Wagner in a concert streamed live on the Czech Philharmonic’s Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as broadcast live on Czech TV.

Pictures from Petra Hasjká from the occasion can be viewed here:

17th December 2018

Looking back to 24 October 2018

On 24 October 2018, Semyon Bychkov conducted the Czech Philharmonic and students of the Royal Academy of Music for a special concert in the Duke’s Hall marking the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovak independence. Click here to see rehearsals shots taken at the time (credit Fran Marshall).