Conductor/violinist Roberto González-Monjas continues his thrilling 2023/24 season with two major debut weeks in October.
First up, he leads the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra at TAQA Theater De Vest in Alkmaar on 13 October and Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw on 14 and 16 October. The programme includes the Dutch premiere of Purcell/Benjamin’s Three Consorts, Purcell’s Funeral Sentences, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, and Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto, with the Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh as soloist.
Roberto will then make his debut conducting the Hong Kong Philharmonic, first at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall (25 October) before two sold-out performances in Korea: 28 October at the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall and 29 October at the Daegu Concert House Grand Hall. The programme includes the lively Spanish dances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto (with International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition winner, Inmo Yang, as soloist) and Dvořák’s stirring Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”.
Highly sought-after as a conductor and violinist, Roberto González-Monjas is rapidly making a mark on the international scene. A natural musical leader with strong vision and clarity, he possesses a unique mixture of remarkable personal charisma, an abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and fierce intelligence. He is Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur in Switzerland (since August 2021), Music Director of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra in Spain (since August 2023), and designate Chief Conductor of the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, (beginning September 2024). In addition, Roberto is Principal Guest Conductor of the Belgian National Orchestra (since September 2022) and Artistic Director of Iberacademy in Colombia. The Dalasinfoniettan in Sweden named him Honorary Conductor following a four-year tenure as their Chief Conductor.
Additional highlights of his 2023/24 season include Puccini’s La bohème at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Respighi’s Roman Trilogy at the Barbican Hall, the world première of Diana Syrse’s Quetzalcoátl, appearances at the Mozartwoche and the Salzburg Festival with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, as well as debuts with the Orchestre National Capitole Toulouse and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.