Conductors

Nuno Coelho

Guest Conductor, Orquestra Gulbenkian
First Prize Winner, Cadaqués International Conducting Competition 2017

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Introduction

Winner of the 2017 Cadaqués International Conducting Competition, Nuno Coelho is currently Guest Conductor of Orquestra Gulbenkian.

In addition to concerts in Lisbon, the 2019-20 season will see him conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker and Dresden Philharmonie; alongside orchestras in Spain, Japan, China and Latin America.

Highlights of the 2018-19 season included debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, Orchestra del Teatro Regio Torino and Beethoven Orchester Bonn. Nuno also conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a Dudamel Fellow, including presenting a world premiere as part of the orchestra’s “Green Umbrella” series.

Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic from 2015-17, Nuno returned to the orchestra in July 2018 for a Robeco SummerNights concert. The same summer saw him conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as a Gatti Masterclass participant.

In the theatre Nuno has conducted productions of La traviata, Cavalleria rusticana, Rusalka and Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank, and assisted on Parsifal at Dutch National Opera.


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Performance Schedule

 
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    19:00 19 Jul 2019 Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, LISBOA

    FRANZ WAXMAN Carmen Fantasie
    LUÍS TINOCO Clarinet Concerto (world premiere)
    GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: “Summertime”

    Conductor: Nuno Coelho
    Violin: André Gaio
    Clarinet: Horácio Ferreira
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    21:30 14 Sep 2019 Gulbenkian Foundation, LISBON

    BIZET Carmen ‘Overture’
    BIZET Carmen ‘L’amour est un oiseau rebelle’
    MOZART Don Giovanni ‘Cavatina Deh, vieni alla finestra’
    MOZART Le nozze di Figaro ‘Non so più’
    PUCCINI La Bohème ‘Che gélida manina…’
    PUCCINI La Bohème ‘Si mi chiamano Mimi…’
    PUCCINI La Bohème ‘O soave fanciulla’
    MASCAGNI Cavalleria rusticana ‘Intermezzo’
    VERDI Il Trovatore ‘Il balen del suo sorriso’
    MOZART Don Giovanni ‘Mi tradì quell’alma ingrata’
    TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin ‘Kuda, kuda, vi udalilis’
    VERDI Don Carlo ‘Tu che le vanita’
    VERDI Don Carlo ‘Amor e destino’
    VERDI Forza del destino ‘Overture’
    TCHAIKOVSKY Queen of Spades ‘Já vas lyublyu’
    VERDI Don Carlo ‘O don fatale’
    PUCCINI Tosca ‘Vissi d’arte’
    DONIZETTI Una furtiva lagrima

    Conductor: Nuno Coelho
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Press

 
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    08 Jul 17 Nestlé and Salzburg Young Conductors Award 2017

    “Der dritte Kandidat, der 28-jährige Portugiese Nuno Coelho, durfte sich jedenfalls – gemeinsam mit der zum dritten mal exzellent aufgestellten Camerata Salzburg – nach Kodálys „Tänzen aus Galanta“ im Jubel baden. (…) Schon Schuberts Fünfte am Beginn ließ er delicatissimo und mit locker-tänzerischem Animo spielen, dabei mit feinem Sinn für Formgefühl und gut austarierter Klangbalance zwischen pointieren Bläsern und schön abgemischten Streichern.”

    Salzburger Nachrichten, 7 Aug 2017

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    10 Jul 17 Stravinsky Tanglewood Music Center
    Ozawa Hall

    “The concert concluded with Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements conducted by Nuno Coelho. […] The TMC ensemble responded well to Coelho’s firm direction bringing out details of Stravinsky’s odd rhythms and diverse palate of colors.”

    David M. Rice, Classical Source, July 17

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    10 Aug 16 Seven Deadly Sins Tanglewood Music Center
    Ozawa Hall

    “TMC conducting fellow Nuno Coelho led a smartly paced traversal of the score.”

    Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe, 10 Aug 16