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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    19:30 21 Nov 2019 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, LIVERPOOL

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 80 in D minor Hob 1:80
    MAX BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
    Interval
    ANTONIN DVORAK Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70

    Conductor: Nuno Coelho
    Violin: Simone Lamsma
    :: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

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    21:00 20 Dec 2019 Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, LISBOA

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 (movements III-V)
    TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite
    DEBUSSY Claire de Lune
    STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

    PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours
    DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance
    RESPIGHI Pines of Rome – IV

    Conductor: Nuno Coelho
    :: Gulbenkian Orchestra

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    19:00 21 Dec 2019 Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, LISBOA

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 (movements III-V)
    TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite
    DEBUSSY Claire de Lune
    STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

    PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours
    DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance
    RESPIGHI Pines of Rome – IV

    Conductor: Nuno Coelho
    :: Gulbenkian Orchestra

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    18:00 22 Dec 2019 Gulbenkian Grand Auditorium, LISBOA

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 (movements III-V)
    TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Suite
    DEBUSSY Claire de Lune
    STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919 Version)

    PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours
    DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance
    RESPIGHI Pines of Rome – IV

    Conductor: Nuno Coelho
    :: Gulbenkian Orchestra

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