Maxim Emelyanychev, Chief conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro
An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his fundamental education in Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Maxim is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions. In 2013, he was awarded the highest Russian theatre prize "Golden Mask" as harpsichordist in stage production of Nozze di Figaro of Perm opera theatre, conducted by Theodor Currentzis. (CD by Sony Classical). Since his conducting debut at the age of 12, he is invited by numerous Russian and international renowned orchestras, both baroque and symphonic. He is Principal Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with such renowned artists as Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cencic, Xavier Sabata, Julia Lezhneva, Sophie Karthäuser, Franco Fagioli, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Theodor Currentzis, Patrizia Ciofi, Katia and Marielle Labèque or Joyce DiDonato. Highlights of season 2017-18 include his return to Toulouse and to Sevilla, who both have re-invited him in 2018-19; his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, who have as well already invited him back; and invitations to conduct the Orchestre national de Lyon, The Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano La Verdi, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Orchestre national de Bordeaux and the Saint-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in the frame of the prestigious Arts’ Square Festival founded by Yuri Temirkanov. The season 2018-19 will see him at the head of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the St-Petersburg Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Glyndebourne Festival.
His CD with Joyce DiDonato (In War and Peace, Harmony through Music, Warner Classics) won a GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2017 and two other albums have received great critical acclaim: Arie Napolitane with Max-Emanuel Cencic (Decca), and a Haydn double album, both as conductor and harpsichordist, together with Riccardo Minasi (Erato). In October 2016, this album is awarded the prestigious German Echo Klassik.His latest CD is dedicated to Mozart Piano Sonatas (Aparté/Tribeca – February 2018) and won a Choc of Classica 2018.