CCM is very honoured to take over the worldwide representation of the conductor Philippe Herreweghe. In the next season he will have guest engagements at international renowned orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam or the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Emmanuel Pahud & Trevor Pinnock
At their Europe Tour the flutist Emmannuel Pahud and the conductor Trevor Pinnock as well as the Chamber Academy Potsdam enthused in seven countries. After the concert in the Musikverein Vienna the press wrote enthusiastically:
New album "Oriental Trumpet Concertos"
For his album „Oriental Trumpet Concertos“ produced by Sony Classical the Hungarian trumpet virtuoso Gábor Boldoczki will be honoured with the ICM Award for the best contemporary recording.
Sir Antonio Pappano
Within the South America Tour in 2016 the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano as well as pianist Beatrice Rana were enthousiastically received in the Sala São Paulo and in the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
In February/March 2016 Philippe Herreweghe continued the Beethoven-Cycle at the Europe-Tour together with the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Reinhard Brembeck) spoke about the “ultimate harmonization to the completion” and about a „moment of glory“.
Europe-Tour of Sir Antonio Pappano together with the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Hélène Grimaud
"Since Pappano has taken over the Roman traditional ensemble -the best concert orchestra of Italy- eleven years ago it has reached world level again. Indeed, it belongs to the few European peak associations featuring a distinctive own sound. The latter is a warm and brilliant, but never intrusive brightness in height. A moment of glory”
SZ, Reinhard Brembeck
In November/December 2015 the pianist Hélène Grimaud toured together with the Chamber Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Europe and performed works by Bach and Mozart.
Sir Antonio Pappano wins Grammy
We congratulate Sir Antonio Pappano who was honoured with the 58th Grammy® Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Recording together with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato for their Erato Classics release.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
In 2017/18 the renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra is going to tour China again under the baton of Vasily Sinaisky and the soloist Andreas Brantelid.
The composer Krzysztof Penderecki has dedicated his first trumpet concerto "Concertino per tromba e orchestra" to the international renowned trumpet player Gábor Boldoczki.
Farewell to Kurt Masur
We deeply mourn the loss of a great conductor and musician, a wonderful person and we will always keep our common tours in best memory. We will always remember his deep belief in music for our future concert activities.
Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Under the baton of Charles Dutoit the Vienna Symphony Orchestra performed again in Eastern Europe interpreting works from Debussy, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky.
BBC Philharmonic on Asia tour
In October 2015 the BBC Philharmonic was off to a prestigious Asia-Tour performing at the major venues in Macao, Korea and China. Under the baton of Juanjo Mena, the two violinists Sarah Chang and Viktoria Mullova interpreted the Sibelius Violin Concerto.
Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Janine Jansen: New CD release
At its Benelux-Germany-Tour the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano performed together with the violin virtuosi Lisa Batiashvili and Janine Jansen. With the latter the orchestra recorded the Brahms violin concerto.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
In February the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Daniele Gatti presented the Brahms-Cycles in Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, and New York. At the Carnegie Hall the orchestra interpreted the Brahms-Requiem in addition together with the soloists Diana Damrau and
BBC Philharmonic honoured with the „Gramophone magazine’s Concerto Award“
Congratulation to BBC Philharmonic who was honoured with the renowned „Gramophone magazine’s Concerto Award“, along with the remarkable pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
The Gramophone Awards are considered amongst the most prestigious awards in the classical music industry. The Gramophone’s review of the disc can be read in full at www.gramophone.co.uk
Maxim Vengerov and the Polish Chamber Orchestra
Maxim Vengerov was celebrated enthusiastically together with the Polish Chamber Orchestra by the press as well as by the audiences on his tours to the leading concert halls in Europe, Asia and the 'United Arab Emirates in Oman. You can experience excerpts from his tour programme Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Brahms by clicking on the following link:
German Brass enthouses in China
By spectacular arrangements and a fascinating „Brass show“ the ensemble German Brass won the Chinese audiences´ heart at their sold-out concerts in the leading concert halls in China, such as the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, the Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall in Guangzhou and the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing.
Europe-Tour: BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena together with the percussion soloist Martin Grubinger
The BBC Phiharmonic under the baton of its chief conductor Juanjo Mena together with the percussionist Martin Grubinger were celebrated enthusiastically on their more than 2 weeks lasting tour within Europe by the audience as well as by the press. The Kronen Zeitung Vienna wrote about the Hartl percussion concerto: “breathtaking ability and highest bravura. It really is amazing how he (Grubinger) plays out the rapidness, how he jumps between the dynamics and the different moods of the instruments… After the intermission the Orchestra performed Mendelssohn´s “Scottish” symphony in a very musical and well balanced interpretation, showing beautiful sounds and exact atmosphere on the one and on the other hand a high technical solidity.”
Please click on the following link to get a further impression of the percussion concertos by H.K. Gruber und Keiko Abe, performed on the tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeTx-dbkN2U
New CD: "Tromba Veneziana" produced by Sony Classical
On this CD the composer Antonio Vivaldi takes center stage.
First impressions of the works specifically arranged for trumpet can be experienced from the video from Venice.
Tour in Italy and Germany: Orchestra dell´ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonio Pappano together with the soloist Sol Gabetta
The Orchestra dell´ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of his Chief conductor Sir Antonio Pappano and together with the soloist Sol Gabetta was celebrated enthusiastically on their Tour in Italy and within Germany by the audience as well as by the press. Klassik.com wrote:
The world-class roman orchestra with the tuneful name brightly polished the Dvorak under the baton of Pappano. So mellow and so cantabile will probably sound the wind section´s motifs in the “Largo” otherwise only by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
On 8 June, the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia will return with Sir Antonio Pappano to Salzburg, this time to the Pfingstfestpiele for two concerts of Rossini’s Stabat Mater and the Petite Messe Solennelle.
Farewell to Claudio Abbado
We mourn the passing of an extraordinary musician and wonderful human being. His love for music inspired us and will accompany us at all our tour projects in future.
Gábor Boldoczki: CD "Tromba Veneziana"
After his successful Europe-Tour in November 2013 together with the Kremerata Baltica Gábor Boldoczki presents his new album „Tromba Veneziana” produced by Sony Classical at the Italy-Tour with concerts in Bologna, Reggio nell´Emilia and Rome.
First impressions of the works specifically arranged for trumpet can be experienced from the following video from Venice:
Emmanuel Pahud and the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra on tour in South America
The ourtstanding flautist Emmanuel Pahud and the renowned Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra toured in South America with concerts in the most prestigious venues like the Sala São Paulo, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires and the Teatro Solís in Montevideo.
Tour in Switzerland with the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonia Pappano
In April 2013 the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano toured in Switzerland together with the canadian soloist Marie-Nicole Lemieux. She is one of the outstanding contra-altist singers in our time and interpreted Chausson´s Masterpice „Poème de l'amour et de la mer“ in an impressive way. In Frankfurt and Hamburg the Orchestra enthused together with the soloists Ian Bostrige and John Tomlinson performing Hans-Werner Henze´s Masterpiece „The Sacrifice“.
Every phrase, every intensively charged motive, every vertical, dynamic, striking, fanned out chord progression showed how different the familiar can actually become when it is exposed to uncompromising exploration.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Benedikt Stegemann
At his debut-performance in Bern the audience went dilirious by the more than 100-year old Symphony-Orchestra from Rome. Please come back Sir Pappano!
Der Bund, Marianne Muehlemann
Julibee-Tour "65 Years Mischa Maisky"
On the occasion of his 65th birthday, the world-known cellist Mischa Maisky toured, themed "Cellissimo", together with the Slovenian Philarmonic Orchestra under the baton of Benjamin Yusupov in Europe.
Within this jubilee-tour the grand cello-"classics" as well as the interesting composition by Benjamin Yusupov which he composed due to Maisky´s 60th birthday, were performed.
In addtion Mischa and Sascha Maisky interpreted the Brahms-Double concerto.The Tagessielge wrote: Tagesspiegel wrote „Whole-blood-music“.
CCM Office Beijing
In the heart of Beijing CCM Classic Concerts Management opened a representative office in the Oriental Plaza. Consequently the international orchestra touring expands in Asia.
After the successful opening concerts in the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing in 2008 CCM presents renowned tour projects on a regular basis in Asia. This is a further strategical milestone of CCM´s global concert and touring activities.
Nordic Tour - Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonia Pappano. Soloists: Joshua Bell und Anna Larsson
In February 2013 the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano and the soloists Joshua Bell and Anna Larsson in the Scandinavian cities Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Stockholm as well as in Riga.
Peter Durrfeld from the Kristeligt Dagblad in Copenhagen wrote: “One understood why the programme book called the Santa Cecilia Orchestra the best in Italy.”
Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonia Pappano tours Europe again
In November 2012, the Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano together with the soloists Martha Argerich and Jan Lisiecki toured again Europe.
The prize-winning orchestra, e.g. Grammophone Award, BBC Music Magazine Award, Classical Brit Award – started its concert programme with Giuseppe Verdi´s “Sinfonia” from the opera Luisa Miller and performs in the following two major works by Robert Schumann, the piano concerto in a minor and the Symphony no.2 in C major. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote: "Italy can be proud of this orchestra!" Jan Brachmann
Orchestre National de Belgique on tour
In November 2012, the Orchestre National de Belgique under the baton of Stefan Blunier together with the soloist Alice Sara Ott toured in Germany, Slovenia and Austria.
Beethoven-Cycle with Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic in Munich
From 8 until 11 December 2012 Kurt Masur conducted on the occasion of his jubilee-tour “85 Years Kurt Masur“ the Dresden Philharmonic and interpreted all 9 Symphonies by L.v. Beethoven in the Philharmonie Munich.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
After the successful tours in the past the London Philharmonic Orchestra is going to tour tour again in China under the baton of at the of the renowned conductor David Zinman. The tour period is from 27 December 2014 until 8 January 2015.
Filarmonica della Scala at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
On 1st July 2012, 18h00, the Filharmonica della Scala under the baton of Fabio Luisi and together with the soloist Hélène Grimaud performed at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
The orchestra presented works of two Italian composers: Alfredo Casella: Paganiniana op. 65, Divertimento per orchestra su musiche di Nicolò Paganini and Ottorino Resphigi: Feste Romane, Symphonic poem. Hélène Grimaud interpreted Johannes Brahms´ 1st piano concerto.
Gábor Boldoczki - Sparkling solitaire
The concerts of Gábor Boldoczki within the festival summer 2012 in Gstaad, Dresden, Meran, Eisenstadt, Riga, Lucerne and Munich, were celebrated enthusiastically. The Sueddeutsche Zeitung wrote:
„Boldoczki performs Händel’s Concerto in G-minor HWV 287, originally composed for oboe – and his trumpet sings this piece in a more poignant, more harmonious way than the oboe ever could. His embouchure is flawless, his tone smooth and elegant, his slur flows effortlessly. This performance appears to be inconceivably perfect - yet never suspicious, because Boldoczki’s perfection is never ordinary or unnatural – grand applause.” Sueddeutsche Zeitung – August 2012
BBC Philharmonic & Sol Gabetta on Europe Tour
The BBC Philharmonic enthuses on its Europe-Tour throughout five countries Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Turkey. It was the first major BBC-Tour under the baton of its new Chief conductor Juano Mena together with the soloist Sol Gabetta.
Sol Gabetta´s Schumann- and Shostakovich interpretation as well as Elgar´s Enigma Variations and the performance of the 5th Symphony by Gustav Mahler resulted in an overwhelming press report:
The Westdeutsche Zeitung commented on the performance of Gustav Mahler´s 5th Symphony: “Prick up your ears and enjoy”. A music full of tenderness, devotion and desire – diminishes. 100 instruments just stop breathing. Lasting several minutes of thunderous applause is the wage.
Further on, the Vorarlberger News worte after the concert at the Festspielhaus Bregenz:
“Frenetic applause for a masterly concert”. Admirable, how the Orchestra stroke the right notes of atmosphere for each episode: sorrow, melancholia, commotion, macabre desire and not to forget the world´s oblivion of the famous Adagietto.
Orchestra dell´Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Sir Antonio Pappano: Tour in March 2012 - Soloist: Janine Jansen
Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung (Harald Budweg)
“A guest performance of such a ravishing effect is rarely experienced… [Prokofiew´s 5th Symphony] was meticulously and perfectly prepared, its tone lively, the rhythm exact and the dominating force of the percussion section overwhelming… The jubilant applause was overwhelming… A magnificent evening of music fulfillment, prepared to the upmost.”
Westdeutsche Zeitung (Lars Wallerang)
Prokofiew´s 5th Symphony
“The Romans performed with almost as much precision as the New York Philharmonic, but with greater conviction and with a sense of the fantastical… standing ovation.”
On Easter Sunday 2012 the orchestra was live to see with Rossini´s “Stabat Mater” on ARTE: a recording of the Salzburg Festival amongst others with the soprano singer Anna Netrebko and the Italian mezzosporano Marianna Pizzolato. For further details click on: