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Principal Guest Conductor of Opera North

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Opera North have announced that Antony will take up a new role as Principal Guest Conductor of the company, effective immediately.  Since his revelatory debut with Tosca in 2018, Hermus has established a strong relationship with the company; as Principal Guest he will conduct one opera production each season (including The Marriage of Figaro in 2019/20) as well as symphonic concerts, and he will …

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Korngold finale… And Stockholm jump-in!

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It was the week that was, a last-minute jump in at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra on 8 February squeezed in between final performances of the widely acclaimed Die tote Stadt with Netherlands Reisopera, met with great applause. As Antony said himself, “we rocked it completely…!!!” The Netherlands Reisopera production of Korngold’s Die tote Stadt, directed by Jakob Peters-Messer, began in December and received …

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2018 HIGHLIGHTS!

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Not even the lights can stop the music… that’s what happened when there was a power failure during Antony’s rehearsals with the North Netherlands Orchestra in December 2018, and Mahler’s epic 7th Symphony turned into something else altogether… watch via Facebook here. Earlier in the year, Antony conducted the Rotterdam Philharmonic for the annual Liberation Day concert on 5 May …

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PASSION AND ENERGY WITH AUSTRALIAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA IN MAHLER

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Passion, enthusiasm, energy… Everything came together in a most amazing week with the 90 young musicians of the Australian Youth Orchestra! Together with Andrea Lam (piano) and Penelope Mills (soprano) they hit the roof with their incredible performances of Mahler 4, Ravel Pianoconcerto and Mendelssohn Hebriden-Ouverture. Coming from all parts of Australia – 185 times as big as Holland! –  …

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MELBOURNE SYMPHONY IN SYDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL

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Two wonderful programs in the Sydney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne! Fabulous Sophie Rowell played Bruch Violin Concerto, amazing Luciana Mancini sang Berio Folk Songs and El Amor Brujo by de Falla, and the great Melbourne Symphony Orchestra played their heart out in Tschaikowsky 4 and a number of Latin-American pieces! And… as a debut for Australia: also Wagenaar Cyrano …

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SEOUL PHILHARMONIC GOES BRUCKNER

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In 2016 Antony collaborated with the great Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in the Ars Nova series of Unsuk Chin with contemporary music. After this successful debut Antony was invited back to Seoul for a concert in Seoul Arts Center. After a very refined Bruckner symphony (Nr. 6), an energic Beethoven Piano concerto (Nr. 5) with the inspirational Yevgeni Sudbin on piano, …

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NEW YEARS CONCERTS IN VIENNA MUSIKVEREIN

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Is there a better way to start the new year 2018 than conducting new years concerts on “holy ground” in the Vienna Musikverein? Antony conducted two highly acclaimed concerts with Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich in this Golden Hall, and accompanied them afterwards on a tour through Austria.

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HAMMER-MAHLER 6 WITH NNO

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Fasten your seatbelts… Mahler 6 again! Antony conducted his North Netherlands Orchestra in this massive piece, and both audience and critics were raving after their performances in Groningen and Leeuwarden. Watch the documentary about this concert here!

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SHOS 8 AND HANNES

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One of the most dark Shostakovich-symphonies was taken on by the North Netherlands Orchestra: Nr. 8, one of the famous war-symphonies. Paired with Schumann piano concerto played by the Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar. And life is… when on your way, walking from concerthall to the train station in UTRECHT, FIVE complete strangers stop you – to tell you how moved …