Moritz Gnann is starting his 3rd season as Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor where he will be working with conductors like Andris Nelsons, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt and François-Xavier Roth.
Highlights of the season will be concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and opera performances at the Semperoper Dresden. Further engagements include concerts in Budapest, Madrid and Australia and rehearsing the complete RING for San Francisco Opera.
"Gnann was able to express the complexity of the score, which is suited to the complexity of the composition in every way, with tremendous tension, made Britten's skillful instrumentation with a transparent overall sound, from the bird song in Billy's cradle to the last, when the loop of the string is drawn. But the dramatically more elaborate passages also took their place in a performance that really deeply aroused." (translated from German)
"Conducting debut, Pressler performance make for a BSO night to remember"
"Boston Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Moritz Gnann made his Symphony Hall debut Tuesday with an enticing program of Romantic music: Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides” Overture, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 (K. 595), and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World. [...]
It was a night to remember, for his own performance and that of his piano soloist, 92-year-old Beaux Arts Trio founder Menahem Pressler."
A YOUNG CONDUCTOR'S MARVELOUS MAHLER"
"Performances earlier in the weekend were executed with precision, but were not memorable. That changed Sunday afternoon when Moritz Gnann, the orchestra’s assistant conductor, took the podium.
[...] Gnann had complete control over the shape and color of the opening movement, the softness of the A helping to evoke the quiet of the forest which Mahler augmented with bird calls, offstage trumpet fanfares, and horn melodies.
[...] As the work progressed, Gnann’s attention to detail became apparent. He masterfully weaved the threads of Mahler’s music, allowing parts rarely heard clearly, such as those from the harp and bass drum, albeit played softly, to contribute to the sonority."
Read the Full Concert Review by Seth Arenstein
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