Date: April 20th, 2013
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C Major
Time: 7:30 p.m, pre-concert talk with guest conductor 6:30pm
Location: Emens Auditorium
Adult Ticket Price: Zone 1 $30, zone 2 $21, zone 3 $23, Zone 4 $17
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Neal Gittleman, guest conductor
Svetlin Roussev, violin
About the Artist
SVETLIN ROUSSEV, violin
Svetlin Roussev began his musical education at a very young age as a student of his mother, a professor at the music school in his home town of Ruse, Bulgaria. He was accepted in 1991 to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he studied with Gérard Poulet, Devy Erlih and Jean-Jacques Kantorow. In 1994 he was unanimously awarded First Prize, summa cum laude, for violin and a First Prize for chamber music and subsequently entered the postgraduate program.
Roussev has won numerous prizes at many international competitions including the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition (France), and the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (Australia). He was voted “Revelation of the year 2000” by the ADAMI at the French industry music festival “Midem” of Cannes and was selected for sponsorship by the Natexis-Banques Populaires Corporate Foundation. In May 2001, he was awarded First Prize, Special Audience Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Bach concerto at the 1st Sendai International Competition in Japan.
Svetlin Roussev performs a broad ranging repertoire from the Baroque to the contemporary with remarkable virtuosity and intensity. He is also renowned for his renditions of Slavic compositions and is one of the foremost propagators of Bulgarian music. Acclaimed as 2006 Bulgarian “Musician of the Year”, Bulgaria honored him, yet again, in 2007 with the “Cristal Lyra” distinction awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
Mr. Roussev has performed with various orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest National George Enescu Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Bulgarian National Radio and Symphony Orchestras, Ankara Presidential Orchestra, and the Johannesburg Philharmonic. He has performed under the baton of such conductors as Myung-whun Chung, Leon Fleisher, Yehudi Menuhin, Yuzo Toyama, Marek Janowski, Raymond Leppard, John Axelrod, François-Xavier Roth, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Dennis Russell-Davies, Lionel Bringuier, and Leo Hussain.
Svetlin is also a much sought-after chamber musician, sharing performances with partners such as Myung-whun Chung, Jean-Marc Luisada, Philippe Cassard, Jean-Philippe Collard, Eric Le Sage, Ralph Gothoni, Peter Frankl, Antoine Tamestit, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Gary Hoffman, Arto Noras, Sung Won Yang, Young Hoon Song, Xavier Philips, François Leleux, Paul Meyer, and Philippe Bernold. He is a founding member of the “Roussev-Salque-Rozanova Trio”.
Following on the heels of his successful CD recording of pieces by Pancho Vladiguerov with pianist Elena Rozanova, Svetlin released his recording of Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s “Concerto Funèbre”, with the Orchestre d’Auvergne, conducted by Arie Van Beek and recordings for French labels Integral and Fondamenta, dedicated to the Franco-Belgian school of violin with pianist Elena Rozanova and pieces by Grieg and Medtner with pianist Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas.
He currently serves as the concertmaster for the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
Svetlin Roussev is a professor of violin at his alma mater, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Svetlin plays the Stradivarius 1710 Violin “Camposelice” kindly loaned by Nippon Music Foundation.
Meet MSO guest conductor
Photo credit Andy Snow
Currently in his eighteenth season as Music Director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, NEAL GITTLEMAN enjoys a career and reputation of international dimensions.
With the historic merger of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra into the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in July 2012, Mr. Gittleman’s 2012-2013 conducting duties have expanded to include a production of Stewart Sebastian’s Mozart Dances and holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with Dayton Ballet, as well as a semi-staged Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre and a fully-staged production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with Dayton Opera.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Neal Gittleman graduated fromYaleUniversityin 1975. He continued his musical studies with the eminent teachers Nadia Boulanger and Annette Dieudonné in Paris, Hugh Ross at the Manhattan School of Music and Charles Bruck at both the Pierre Monteux Domaine School and the Hartt School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Karl Böhm Fellowship. In 1984, he was the Second Prize Winner of Geneva’s Ernest Ansermet International Conducting Competition, and, two years later, he was awarded Third Prize at the Leopold Stokowski Conducting Competition inNew York City. In 1989, he was selected for the American Conductors Program at the American Symphony Orchestra League’s annual conference inSan Francisco.
Neal Gittleman’s conducting career began in 1981 as Assistant Conductor of the Hartt Symphony Orchestra and the Hartt Opera Theater. Subsequently, he served as Assistant Conductor of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra (under the Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductors Program) and as Associate Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He was also the distinguished Resident Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for three seasons, preceded by six years of service as its Associate Conductor. For four seasons, starting in 1998, Mr. Gittleman led an annual three-concert series of “Classical Connections” with The Phoenix Symphony, and, for five seasons – from 2000 through 2005, he led the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s series of “Discovery Concerts.” As guest conductor, he has appeared with numerous orchestras, including l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Alabama, Chicago, Indianapolis, Oregon, New Jersey, Phoenix, Saint Louis, San Antonio, San Francisco and Seattle symphonies, theMinnesota,Philadelphiaand National Repertory orchestras and the Buffalo and Rochester philharmonic orchestras as well as the ensembles of Anchorage, Bangor, Baton Rouge, Chattanooga, Cincinnati, El Paso, Eugene, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Knoxville, New Haven,
Omaha,San Jose,SpringfieldandChicago’s Grant Park andOregon’s Britt Music Festivals. He has also conductedCanada’s Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra London, México City’s Orquesta Filamónica de la Ciudad de México, UNAM Philharmonic and Orquesta Cámara Bellas Artes, Bosnia’s Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra and Germany’s Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and led performances of Handel’s Messiah inTokyo andOsaka.
At home in the opera pit as well as on the concert stage, Neal Gittleman has conducted for the Hartt Opera Theater, Syracuse Opera Company, Milwaukee’s Skylight Opera Theatre and Dayton’s Human Race Theatre Company. During the 1997-98 season, he made an acclaimed debut with the Dayton Opera, conducting Gounod’s Faust, followed, in subsequent seasons, by productions of Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Adamo’s Little Women, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. He has also led performances of the Milwaukee Ballet, Hartford Ballet, Chicago City Ballet, BalletArizona and Theatre Ballet of Canada.
As Music Director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman regularly conducts classical, Pops, educational and summer concerts. In addition, he leads the orchestra’s nationally known “Classical Connections,” a popular and innovative series offering audiences a “behind-the-scenes” look at masterpieces of the symphonic repertoire. His first CD with the DPO – “Tomas Svoboda – Piano Concertos” – with the composer soloist in the First Concerto and Norman Krieger soloist in the Second – was released in 2001. This was quickly followed by “Gershwin in Prague,” with performances of Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F with the Prague National Symphony Orchestra, again with Norman Krieger as soloist. Both albums are available on the Artisie 4 Recordings label. In 2004, Albany Records released “A Celebration of Flight,” comprised of new scores by William Bolcom, Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Michael Schelle and Steven Winteregg. His most recent recordings appear on the DPOalive label: William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6; Elgar’s In the South, Wagner’s A Faust Overture, Franck’s Symphony in d; Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben and Stravinsky’s Apollon Musagète.
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Neal Gittleman and his wife, Lisa Fry, make their home inDayton.