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Maxim Emelyanychev

Maxim Emelyanychev (Conductor)

Born: 1988, Dzerzhinsk

Nationality: Russian

Maxim Emelyanychev was born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1988 and studied conducting with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow, alongside training as a harpsichord and fortepianist – he works regularly with Il Pomo d’Oro in both capacities, and his discography with the group includes Joyce DiDonato’s multi-award-winning In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music (2016) on Erato, Arie Napoletane with Max Cencic (2015) on Decca, Anima Sacra with Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński (2018) on Erato, and Handel’s Serse (with Franco Fagioli in the title-role) on Deutsche Grammophon. He has also recorded Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony with the Nizhny Novgorod Soloists, and an album of Mozart piano sonatas, both released in 2018 on Aparté.

In 2018 it was announced that Emelyanychev would succeed Robin Ticciati as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; reviewing his debut concert in the role, The Times described the performances as ‘exhilarating from first note to last’.

Further Reading: Maxim Emelyanychev

 Recording of the Week, Handel's Theodora from Maxim Emelyanychev and Il Pomo d'Oro

A starry cast headed by Lisette Oropesa and Joyce DiDonato offers a wealth of fresh insights into Handel’s oratorio about religious persecution and intolerance in ancient Rome on this new studio recording, made after a run of concert-performances across Europe.

 Recording of the Week, Handel's Agrippina starring Joyce DiDonato

The American mezzo sings the title role of the scheming Roman matriarch in a starrily-cast recording of Handel's early opera with Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

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