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BATUMI FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA | GUDNI A. EMILSSON | GIUSEPPE NOVA

Sep. 30

Batumi Music Center

Saturday 20:00

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Gudni A. Emilsson

Gudni A. Emilsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. At the age of 4 he started music lessons with his father. As a Master Degree candidate at the State University of Music Trossingen in Germany he studied piano with Wolfgang Wagenhauser and conducting with Walter Hugler and Miguel Monroy. Gudni has also taken Master Classes, Workshops and assisted conductors including: Walter Hugler, Sergiu Celibidache, Kirk Trevor, Lutz Koehler, Rudolf Barshai, Ilya Musin, Myung Wung Chung, Helmut Rilling, John Eliot Gardiner and Bernard Haitink. 

Gudni A. Emilsson has won numerous national and international prizes for conducting. 

Among the rewards he has received: 

РHerbert von Karajan Award in Salzburg РAustria 

РRichard Wagner Award in Bayreuth РGermany 

РLIND Artist Award in Reykjavik РIceland 

РAward of the Masaryk Academy of Art in Prague РCzech Republic 

Emilsson has made guest appearances with major orchestras such as the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Nurnberg, the Symphony Orchestra of G√∂ttingen, the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Leipzig, the North West Germany Philharmonic Herford, Philharmonie Sudwestfalen Germany the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Bankja Chamber Orchestra of Sofia Bulgaria, the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, the Kotor Art- Festival Orchestra in Montenegro, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Prague, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theatre in Prague, the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Prague, the Radio Choir of Prague, the Bucharest Radio Choir, the South Bohemian Chamber Orchestra in Czech Republic, Slovak State Philharmonic Kosice, Ukraine Philharmonic Lviv, Poland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tonk√ľnstler Orchestra of Vienna in Austria, the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra ‚ÄúSesi‚ÄĚ Porto Alegre Brazil, Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre Brazil, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Vietnamese National Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Avignon Symphony Orchestra in France, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, the Sudeten Philharmonic of Poland, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Pilsen in Czech Republic, the Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the North Bohemian Philharmonic Teplice in Czech Republic, the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra Korea, the Belgrade Philharmonic in Serbia, the Philharmonic of Udine in Italy, the Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, Arpeggione Chamber Orchestra Austria, the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra Lodz Poland, the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Czech Republic, the Orchestra del Teatro Verdi di Trieste in Italy, the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz Germany, the Mannheim Chamber Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra dell` Arena di Verona in

Italy, the Berliner Symphoniker and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London. 

Gudni A. Emilsson has further performed in several important musical festivals and concert halls such as: Bohuslav Martinu Festival Prague, Gewandhaus Hall Leipzig Germany, Luxembourg, Rio de Janeiro Sala Cecilia Mireles in Brazil, Alba Music Festival Italy, Mozart Festival Dortmund Germany, Ravello Festival Italy, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Smetana Hall Prague and the Prague Spring Festival in Rudolfinum Hall. 

He has had the pleasure of working with soloists such as: Emmanuel Pahud, Katona Twins, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Perca Du, Lambis Vassiliadis, Josef Suk, Zusana Ruzicková, Pavel Sporcel, Vaclav Hudacek, Tomas Strasil, Roman Patocka, Martin Kasik, Ivo Kahánek, Pieter Wispelwey, Ara Malikian, Hasmik Papian, Boris Brovtsyn, Reinhold Friedrich, Lucia Aliberti, Stefan Schilli, Alina Pogostkina, Oliver Kern, Giampiero Sobrino, Giuseppe Nova, Uto Ughi, Bernd Glemser, Christoph Hartmann, Roman Simovic, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Shlomo Mintz, Lilia Zilberstein, Sergei Nakariakov, Aiman Mussakhajayeva and Mischa Maisky. 

Gudni has toured all of Europe, East and West Africa, Near and Middle Eastern Countries, Japan, South Korea, South East Asia, China, North and South America. 

Since 1999 he has been the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Tubingen Chamber Orchestra touring in over 40 countries all over the world supported by the German Council of Music, the German Foreign Office and the Goethe Institute. 

From 2000 to 2004 Emilsson was the Chief Conductor of the Suk Chamber Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic. 

Since 2001 he has been serving as the Artistic Director and Cultural Attaché of the Classical Music Festival of the University City of Tubingen in Germany. 

In 2005 he started as the Chief Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Camerata Bohemica Prague. 

From 2005 ‚Äď 2017 Gudni Emilsson was Chief Conductor of the new founded Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2017 Emilsson continue his work with his new position as Honorary Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in Bangkok, Thailand.¬†

Radio, Television and CD productions are available in Europe, USA and Thailand. In November 2018 Gudni Emilsson was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa ofthe Kazakh National University of Arts.

Giuseppe Nova

Giuseppe Nova’s performances have been hailed in international publications. The Washington Post called his performance “charming.” Other critics have commented enthusiastically: “enlightened performance… an extraordinary musical sense” (Il Giornale); “a magic performance of virtuosity” (Gazzetta del Sud); “musical art at its perfection” (Nice Matin, France); “a genius mode dialogue” (N√ľrtinger Zeitung, Germany); “in a class of his own” (Secolo XIX); and “simply divine‚Ķ” Concert Reviews UK, … Canino and Nova for an evening of excitement … the bravura and more, the class, the artists “Monthly Lombardy” … charmer and elegant, straining to empty, like a cornucopia, his flute with music pearls “HubCulture”, The public has long applauded the main performers Maxence Larrieu and Giuseppe Nova … admirable quality approach, with fluid, gentle and mild interpretation… Arena di Verona ”¬†

Graduated from the Conservatory in Turin and Conservatoire Sup√©rieur de Lyon where he studied with the celebrated Maxence Larrieu. Described as one of the most outstanding Italian flutists of his generation, Mr. Nova made his debut in 1982 as a soloist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra. This marked the beginning of a brilliant career which has led him to perform in the most prestigious concert halls in Europe, the United States and Asia (Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Singapour). Soloist with several Orchestras, such as Prague Virtuosi, Ensemble of Tokyo, Orchestre de Cannes C√īte d’Azur, Prague National Theatre Orchestra, Camerata Bohemica, Arena di Verona Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Turin Philharmonic, T√ľbinger Kammerorchester, Thailand Philharmonic, West Bohemian Symphony orchestra, Chesapeake Orchestra, Astana Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, in prestigious concert halls and Festivals, like Suntory Hall, Kioi Hall, Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, Rome Parco della Musica, Dvorak Hall and Rudolfinum in Prague, Seoul‚Äôs Lotte Concert Halla and Art Center, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Serate Musicali in Milan. He taught at the Accademia di Pescara, at the Arts Academy Foundation in Rome, at the Scuola di Saluzzo, visiting artist at St. Mary‚Äôs College of Maryland, USA.¬†

He has recorded extensively, among them with Camerata Tokyo and Universal. Giuseppe Nova received the Chamber Music Award in Kyoto, he has performed at the G20 in Guatemala City, he received in Prague the European Award for Artistic and Cultural activities and in 2018 was appointed BMIMF Best Artist at the Korean Busan Maru International Festival. He has been invited by the Conservatoire de Lausanne and the Conservatoire Sup√©rieur de Lyon as Expert Juror for Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees, he now teaches at the Conservatoire de la Vall√©e d’Aoste.

Programme

GUDNI A. EMILSSON – Conductor
GIUSEPPE NOVA – Soloist (Flute)

Verdi- Fantasia from the opera “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata”

DvoŇô√°k: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”