Risto Joost is at rostrum of Leigo Festival Orchestra at Leigo Festival on 3 August to conduct a programme by Dvorak, Brahms and Bizet.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the world premiere of the opera Pictures of Life by Olli Kortekangas at Korsholm Music Festival on 1 August with the Vaasa Orchestra and Seinäjoki City Orchestra, Vaasa Opera Choir and soloists.
Risto Joost conducts the Brno Philharmonic at Spilberk Festival in Brno on 14 August performing music by Berlioz, Offenbach, Dvorak, Smetana among others.
Peter Sadlo has won huge plaudits for his interpretation of Ferran Cruixent’s percussion concerto Focs d’Artifici with several orchestras, lately with the Staatsorchester
Darmstadt: "The 'Magic Fountain' in the middle movement gives the soloist the opportunity to prove his sensitivity. With much more energy the drum fire in the third movement starts, whose hot rhythms refer to a Catalan festival. Peter Sadlo’s increase in tempo is intoxicating until the work in the end concludes in a bell ringing apotheosis" wrote the Darmstädter Echo.Read more
Laurence Equilbey conducted Mozart’s Requiem with her Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus in Paris (Salle Pleyel) and Aix-en-Provence: "The magnificent evening was a consecration for conductor in complete osmosis
with her musicians… As though transcended, Laurence Equilbey opts for frank tempi and builds an architecture that delivers with fervour and humility the highly spiritual nature of this score"(ResMusica 11.02.2014). In 2015 Naïve Records releases the recording of the Mozart Requiem with Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus as their first CD.Read more