Principal Guest Conductor – Rousse State Opera
Bulgarian conductor Rossen Gergov is gaining widespread recognition for his work both on the concert platform and in the opera pit, in repertoire from Mozart to the most challenging of contemporary works. Recent performances at Opera North (Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s The Portrait), Wiener Volksoper (Rigoletto and Die Fledermaus) and the Bregenzer Festspiele (the opening concert of the festival with the Wiener Symphoniker) have consolidated his place as one of the brightest of today’s emerging conducting talents.
Other past engagements include Tosca on the Seebühne of the Bregenzer Festspiele and Benedict Mason’s Playing Away in St Pölten, whilst on the concert platform he has worked with the BBC Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony orchestras, Tonkünstlerorchester, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan, Hiroshima and Sapporo Symphony orchestras, Kyoto Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre national de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Century Orchestra Osaka.
“Rossen Gergov adopted a sensible tempo, offering articulated phrasing in his fresh and vibrant version of Schubert's Tragic Symphony” (La Nueva España, April 2012)
"The opera was incisively though sensitively conducted by Rossen Gergov" (Classical Source, February 2011)
“Rossen Gergov conducts meticulously” (The Telegraph, February 2011)
"The Bulgarian conductor gave a youthful and energetic first impression, but his performance demonstrated experience beyond that suggested by his juvenile appearance. It was apparent in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 that he possesses the rare ability to make the orchestra sing, a fingerprint of his already extensive career in the field of opera." (Ongaku no Tomo, July 2010)