Ludwig von Beethoven: Piano Concerto no5 in E-flat major
Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony no4 in F minor
Conductor : Daniel Boico
Described by critics as “Dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative – an undisputed star who combines magnetic charisma with a skilled technique” conductor Daniel Boico is Music Director and Chief Conductor Designate of the MAV Budapest Symphony Orchestra, beginning with the 2019-2020 season, as well as Associate Guest Conductor of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, Durban, South Africa. His innate musical sensitivity paired with a keen ear and deep musicianship have produced exciting performances with orchestras in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, Africa and Asia.
As Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, 2009-2011, Boico lead all of the Philharmonic’s popular Young People’s Concerts, among other concerts, covering 30 weeks in each season, including all tours. His debut with the New York Philharmonic took place in 2009, sharing the podium with Riccardo Muti, and was followed by his subscription debut in April 2011, when he replaced Kurt Masur on short notice in what the New York Times called “a smouldering performance” of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Two Paths: A dedication to Mary and Martha for two violas and orchestra.
Recent engagements include the Taiwan Philharmonic, Chautauqua Music Festival, Cape Town Philharmonic, Nürnberger Symphoniker, and a debut with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Columbus Symphony. Upcoming engagements include return engagements to the Budapest Symphony Orchestra and the KZN, Cape Town, and Johannesburg Philharmonics, Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera at DePaul University, and a debut with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon Lezion.
Soloist – Jan Jiracek von Arnim – piano
Born into a family of musicians, pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim was described by BBC Music Magazine as one of the leading pianists of his generation. He is regarded as one of the top Beethoven specialists of our time.
He won the first prize at the Steinway Competition in Hamburg at age ten, and made his formal debut the following year in his hometown of Hannover (Germany), performing a piano concerto by Mozart. Mr. Jiracek has since performed extensively throughout Europe, including recitals at the Herkulessaal Munich, Philharmonie Berlin, Steinway Hall London, Salle Cortot Paris, Palau de la musica Barcelona, Tonhalle Zurich, Konzerthaus Vienna, Musikverein Vienna, Musikhalle Hamburg and the Gewandhaus Leipzig, as well as orchestral appearances with the Berlin and St.
Petersburg Philharmonics, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia of England. Since 2011, he is the Artistic Director and Chairman of the “International Beethoven Piano Competition Vienna”, one of the most prestigious music competitions worldwide.