Roberto González-Monjas will make his Lahti Symphony Orchestra conducting debut on 18 March. The concert, featuring tenor Topi Lehtipuu, will be streamed on the Orchestra’s YouTube channel from 19:00 EEST.
The programme includes Kraus’ Symphonie funèbre; Bach’s cantata ‘Ich habe genug’, BWV 82, ‘Mein Verlangen ist, den Heiland zu umfangen’ from Komm, du süße Todesstunde BWV 161, and ‘Der Ewigkeit saphirnes Haus’ from Trauerode, BWV 198; and Haydn: Symphony No. 44, ‘Trauer’.
On 9 April, González-Monjas returns to Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine to conduct Rodrigo’s Concerto d’Aranjuez, with guitarist Thibaut Garcia; de Falla’s La Vie brève : interlude et danse espagnole No. 1; and Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176. Please visit opera-bordeaux.com for more information and to purchase tickets.
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, Roberto possess a unique mixture of remarkable personal charisma, an abundance of energy, enthusiasm and fierce intelligence. Recent guest conducting debuts which led to immediate re-invitations and significant future debuts include collaborations with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Camerata Salzburg, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre national d’Île de France, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, Malaysian Philharmonic and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa among many others. Roberto is Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of Dalasinfoniettan and Chief Conductor Designate of Musikkollegium Winterthur (from 2021/22). He plays a 1710 Giuseppe Guarnieri ‘filius Andreae’ violin kindly loaned to him by five Winterthur families and the Rychenberg Stiftung.
Photo credit: Marco Borggreve