“The star of the evening was conductor Dalia Stasevska”
Principal Guest Conductor Designate: BBC Symphony Orchestra (from July 2019)
Dalia Stasevska’s charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Principal Guest Conductor to the BBC Symphony Orchestra from July 2019 she made her debut at the 2019BBC Proms and this season conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two programmes at the Barbican Centre presenting repertoire such as Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the BBC Singers, Sibelius Symphony No.1 and the UK premiere of Helen Grime’s violin concerto with Leila Josefowicz.
Highlights this season include debuts with the Detroit and Dallas Symphonies, NAC Ottawa, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber, Lucerne and Barcelona symphonies. Dalia will also embark on a tour to Australia conducting both the Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. Regular relationships include returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Trondheim Symfoniorkester and Lahti Symphony.
A passionate opera conductor, this season Dalia will be returning to Norske Opera to conduct Madam Butterfly following her debut with Lucia di Lammermoor in 2018. She has recently conducted Don Giovanni with Kungliga Opera Stockholm, directed by Ole Anders Tandberg as well as Opéra de Toulon conducting Eugene Onegin. She has conducted Cunning Little Vixen with Finnish National Opera as well as Sebastian Fagerlund’s Höstsonaten at the 2018 Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, featuring Anne-Sofie von Otter.
“Her international reputation is strongly growing, and after seeing her in concert it is not hard to understand why. She is bursting with musical knowledge and energy.”
(Hufvudstadsbladet, September 18)
“She is full of energy and conducted the chorus with power and control.”
(NORDJYSKE, May 18)
“She’s a real find, making her UK debut with an orchestra clearly having a ball”
(Arts Desk, April 2018)
“Stasevska knows how to shout and to whisper. […] From the very beginning it was clear that her approach never sees classical music as a ‘charming entertainment’. Instead she comes across as a fully mature artist whose interpretations have real power and vision. She conducts with immense intensity and control, but at the same time has understanding for small nuances. […] Let us follow Stasevska’s career very attentively and hopefully for a long time!”
(Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, 2015)
“The star of the evening was conductor Dalia Stasevska. She made Finnish National Opera’s orchestra sound full with rich colours.”
“Dalia Stasevska conducted with dedication. From the very beginning, she almost seemed to be an inseparable part of Janáček’s music, its freshness and naturalness.”
(Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, 2015)
“A young, creative and energetic Dalia Stasevska created a fresh and alive, but at the same time very sensitive interpretation. Her grip to the music was rhythmic, insightful and fresh. Many details emerged from the orchestra which often remain unheard in the overall texture of other interpretations. […] From the very opening bars, the music sounded soft and sweet, the piani in the Lacrimosa were touchingly quiet, like a soft comforting touch of fingertips. She showed the same delicacy in the handling of the choir. Stasevska lets fortes ring out for a moment, only to quickly pull them back, to give space to the next one. Mozart’s rich tapestry sparkled and lived like in a kaleidoscope.”
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