On 23rd June Pietari Inkinen made an exciting debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with a programme that included the Dutch premiere of Stravinsky’s Funeral Song along with Kurtag: Petite Musique Solenelle, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 with Alexander Gavrylyuk as soloist and Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra.

Of his debut, Roeland Hazendonk of Het Parool said, “Bartok’s concerto for orchestra received a more than excellent interpretation where Inkinen’s sense for colouring was most prominent. This wonderful conductor is able to mix the colours beautifully, he serves the score faithfully and has an excellent sense for measure when it comes to sound (i.e. he doesn’t overdo things as many other conductors do with modern pieces)…”

Pietari Inkinen is the Chief Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, and Prague Symphony Orchestra, and he will begin his four-year tenure as Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.

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