HarrisonParrott signs conductor Aziz Shokhakimov for General Management
HarrisonParrott is delighted to welcome conductor Aziz Shokhakimov to its roster for worldwide general management.
This remarkable young conductor is currently the Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Principal Guest Conductor at La Verdi Orchestra, Milan, and Artistic Director of Tekfen Philharmonic Orchestra. Shokhakimov has made triumphant debuts with Staatskapelle Dresden, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, SWR Sinfonieorchester, HR-Sinfonieorchester, Dresdner Philharmonie, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, London Philharmonic Orchestra; in Italy with Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Orchestra la Filarmonica Fenice Venezia; in Poland with the highly acclaimed Sinfonia Varsovia; and in the USA with Oregon, Pacific and Houston symphony orchestras.
In 2016, Aziz Shokhakimov won the prestigious Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. He returned to the Salzburg Festival in August 2017 for the prize-winner’s concert with Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien enthusing the audience: “It’s astounding how the passion of conducting is controlled and still noticeably lead, better: moved by the emotions triggered through music” (Salzburger Nachrichten)
Next to his symphonic career, Aziz Shokhakimov is also active in the field of opera. He has conducted Eugene Onegin at the Teatro Communale di Bologna, Carmen at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Aida, Hoffmanns Erzählungen, Rigoletto and Madame Butterfly. Last season he conducted Turandot, Tosca, Der fliegende Holländer and Un ballo in maschera.
During the 2018/19 season, Shokhakimov returns to Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Düsseldorf Symphoniker, RAI Torino, and conducts a new production of pique Dame at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Debuts include Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lyon, Antwerp Symphony, MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, and Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.