Alexandre Bloch makes his debut with the China National Centre for Performing Arts Orchestra this week, conducting two programmes including Debussy’s La Mer, Beethoven Symphonies No. 3 and No. 4, and the world premiere of Qigang Chen’s Jiang Tcheng Tse.
Co-commissioned by the China NCPA Orchestra, Vale of Glamorgan Festival, Sydney Symphony Orchestra & BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jiang Tcheng Tse is based on the Chinese poem Jiangchengzi by Shi Su, and written for solo voice, chorus & orchestra.
Alexandre will also conduct the European premiere of Chen’s new work, in May, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival, alongside works by Thierry Escaich and Bent Sørensen.
Guest conducting this season for Alexandre has also included debuts with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Musikalische Akademie in Mannheim, return visits to Vancouver Symphony, Musikkollegium Winterthur, and a historic tour to Kuwait with London Symphony Orchestra.
In the remainder of the season he will work with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Performances in Beijing take place on 2 and 3 March 2018, with soloist Meng Meng. More information here.