Wilson Hermanto

Conductor

Principal Guest Conductor – Cameristi della Scala

Biography

Praised for his deep musicianship, natural authority, exuberant energy and elegance as conductor, Wilson Hermanto has built up a prolific international career. Since 2017 Wilson Hermanto is Principal Guest Conductor of Cameristi della Scala.

Highlights of the 2019/20 season are performances with the Cameristi della Scala at the Enescu Festival Bucharest as well as in Italy, France, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Debuts will bring him to the Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of Accademia del Teatro alla Scala.

Recent and future performances include the Mariinsky Orchestra, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile, Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari, Orchestre national de Metz and Orchestre de Chambre de Genève.

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Reviews

“Hermanto Upholds a Vibrant Conducting Tradition”

The Los Angeles Times

“The German Radio Philharmonic (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie) provided congenial orchestral support under the direction of Wilson. After presenting Don Juan’s love life in glowing colours, Hermanto inspired the orchestra to play at the top of its form in a virtuosic and intense performance of Death and Transfiguration. In the concluding Rosenkavalier Suite, all the good qualities of the conductor and the orchestra combined to form a thrilling climax, greeted enthusiastically by the audience.”

Saarbrücker Zeitung

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“A master of his craft“

Le Temps

“Ravel’s “choreographic symphony” Daphnis et Chloé demands considerable finesse at the podium. Hermanto showed that facility last night, handling the complicated orchestration, changes in mood and tone and many breaks with smooth precision. Most impressive was his control. Particularly in the more boisterous dance sequences, the piece can easily run away. Hermanto anchored it with a steady tempo throughout, and kept the sound in balance on both the high and low ends, capping the brass and percussion explosions, and rendering soft string and vocal passages with radiance and texture. That level of fluency with 20th-century music is uncommon even among more accomplished conductors. Evidently Hermanto absorbed his lessons well in the time that he spent under the tutelage of Pierre Boulez.”

Prague Culture

“The concert, led in a pinch by dynamic conductor Wilson Hermanto, and featuring violinist Mayuko Kamio, should go down in this orchestra’s record books. It was terrific.”

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