Rossen Gergov
Conductor

One of the brightest of today's emerging conducting talents, gaining recognition for his performances in both concert and opera

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Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162

Biography

 

 

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. The 2016/17 season sees him make his debut at Teatro Comunale Bolzano in a production of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, while orchestral highlights include returns to Ensemble Modern, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and I Pomeriggi Musicali, and his debut with Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra.

Gergov has held the position of Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra since December 2015. Recent highlights include his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in concerts with soloist Tasmin Little and return visits to the Tokyo Symphony and Paderewski State Philharmonic orchestras. Rossen has also worked with Bamberger Symphoniker, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, and the BBC Symphony and Polish National Radio Symphony orchestras.

 

 

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. The 2016/17 season sees him make his debut at Teatro Comunale Bolzano in a production of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, while orchestral highlights include returns to Ensemble Modern, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and I Pomeriggi Musicali, and his debut with Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra.

Gergov has held the position of Chief Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra since December 2015. Recent highlights include his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in concerts with soloist Tasmin Little and return visits to the Tokyo Symphony and Paderewski State Philharmonic orchestras. Rossen has also worked with Bamberger Symphoniker, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, and the BBC Symphony and Polish National Radio Symphony orchestras.

Born in 1981, Rossen studied piano and clarinet before taking conducting lessons with Michail Angelov and subsequently studied with Leopold Hager and Seiji Ozawa. He conducted the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and went on to become Assistant Conductor of the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich. Very much at home in contemporary repertoire, Gergov has previously conducted performances of Michael Jarrell’s Cassandra at Teatro Rossini, Lugo and Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis with Klangforum Wien. His recording of works by David Chesky with the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlandsoperan was nominated for a Grammy, and he has also recorded for the BBC, Bayerische Rundfunk, and Austria’s ORF.

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Contacts

Jasper Parrott +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162

Reviews

“This was a concert taken over last minute by the Bulgarian conductor Rossen Gergov, who replaced the indisposed Robin Ticciati with complete assurance and individuality. His readings of the  Dvořák dances were subtle and dynamic, fuelled by an innate understanding of the music’s folk-infused rhythms and its fizzing, fragrant colours.” (Ken Walton, The Scotsman, March 2014)

“The conductor drew a performance brimming with vitality… [The] orchestra made a huge contribution to the vivacity and atmosphere of the performance under the baton of Rossen Gergov who displayed an instinctive feeling for Offenbach's score.” (Margaret Davies, Opera, September 2013)

“This was a concert taken over last minute by the Bulgarian conductor Rossen Gergov, who replaced the indisposed Robin Ticciati with complete assurance and individuality. His readings of the  Dvořák dances were subtle and dynamic, fuelled by an innate understanding of the music’s folk-infused rhythms and its fizzing, fragrant colours.” (Ken Walton, The Scotsman, March 2014)

“The conductor drew a performance brimming with vitality… [The] orchestra made a huge contribution to the vivacity and atmosphere of the performance under the baton of Rossen Gergov who displayed an instinctive feeling for Offenbach's score.” (Margaret Davies, Opera, September 2013)

“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)

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