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BIOGRAPHY

About me

Hailed by the Berliner Morgenpost as “a poised orchestral leader” with an “almost fanatical precision... along the lines of the young Carlos Kleiber” (Neue Volksblatt), Eugene Tzigane's engagements take him all across Europe as well as North America, Japan and Australia. Through in-depth research of source materials and a desire to contextualize music, Tzigane brings a historically inspired perspective to the Romantic and Classical repertoire with performances that are animated by his hallmark sense of the agogic timing and characterful tempo modifications.

He achieved early recognition winning Grand Prize at the 2007 Gzegorsz Fitelberg Competition followed by Second Prize at the 2008 Sir Georg Solti Competition. These led to invitations from the Bayerisches Staatsoper, Oper Frankfurt, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Nordwestdeutsche (NWD) Philharmonie among others. He was immediately appointed Principal Conductor of the NWD Philharmonie, a position which he held until 2014.

Tzigane enjoys many ongoing relationships with ensembles including with the Orchestre National d'ile de France, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Royal Swedish Opera, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Orchestra of Ireland, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Other recent European engagements have taken him to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Norwegian Radio Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Lahti Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony, and Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Tzigane also regularly works in the opera pit having made his operatic debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper in a new production of Così fan tutte. More recent engagements have taken him to Frankfurt am Main (Die Fledermaus), Hamburg (Die Zauberflöte), and Stockholm (Carmen and Fedora).

Tzigane has worked with many of the leading musicians of today including Mischa Maisky, Alban Gerhardt, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alessio Bax, Lise de la Salle, Inon Barnatan, Kevin Kenner, Vilde Frang, Baiba Skrida, Stefan Jackiw, Chloe Hanslip, Hye-Yoon Park, and Arabella Steinbacher, among others.

Tzigane begins the 19/20 season with a debut with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra followed by return visits to the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Eugene Tzigane holds a Master's Degree in Conducting from Juilliard where he studied with James DePreist and earned the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship. He completed his studies with a Post Graduate Diploma under Jorma Panula at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and was awarded the Franz Berwald Memorial Prize. He also studied music theory, solfège, orchestration, counterpoint, and score-reading with Christopher Stone of Mannes College of Music. He has conducted in masterclasses with Daniel Harding, Michael Tilson-Thomas and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. His is also the winner of the Second Prize at the 2007 Lovro von Matacic Competition (Zagreb).

DEUTSCHE BIOGRAPHIE

Von der Berliner Morgenpost als souveräner Orchesterleiter bezeichnet, erlangt der junge Dirigent Eugene Tzigane ein enormes Ansehen für seine elegante Ausstrahlung, Ausdrucksstärke, sehr gute Dirigiertechnik und seine beinahe fanatische Präzision (Neues Volksblatt). Sein Kalender ist mit zahlreichen Wiedereinladungen und weltweiten Debüts gefüllt – Eugene Tzigane entwickelt eine energetische und vielseitige Kraft im sinfonischen Bereich wie auch in der Oper.

Seine Dirigierkarriere entwickelt sich rasant, seitdem er 2009 den zweiten Preis des Solti Wettbewerbs gewann. Es folgten Einladungen zum Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, dem hr-Sinfonieorchester, den Duisburger Philharmonikern und der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie, dessen Chefdirigent er von 2010 bis 2014 war.

Eugene Tzigane unterhält weltweit fortwährende Beziehungen zu Ensembles und Orchestern. In Europa zählen hierzu auch das Norwegische Radio Symphony Orchester, Aarhus Symphony, Tampere Philharmonia und die Sinonia Lathi. Weitere europäische Engagements brachten ihn zum Netherlands Philharmonie Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland und dem Sinfonieorchester Basel. Highlights der Saison 2015/2016 sind Wiedereinladungen nach Lahti, Aarhus, dem Norwegischen Radio, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony und dem Kyoto Symphony in Japan, ebenso wie Debüts bei den Copenhagen Philharmonics, dem Helsingborg Symphony Orchester, dem Göttinger Symphonie Orchester und Oulu Sinfonia.

In den USA wurde Eugene Tzigane für sein Debüt beim Grant Park Festival 2013 gefeiert. Die Chicago Tribune schrieb, er bringe eine Frische und eine besondere Energie zu einer attraktiv-abwechslungsreichen Programmgestaltung; er zeige eine enge Verbundenheit mit den Musikern. Zudem dirigierte Tzigane die amerikanischen Symphony-Orchester aus Oregon, Indianapolis, New Jersey, Fort Worth, North Carolina, Columbus und Rochester.

Mit einem besonderen Gefühl für die Zusammenarbeit mit Sängern, debütierte Eugene Tzigane 2009 an der Bayerischen Staatsoper mit einer Neuproduktion von Mozarts Così fan tutte. An der Oper Frankfurt dirigierte er Christof Loys Produktion von Strauss’ Fledermaus. In der letzten Saison war er eingeladen, drei Vorstellungen von Mozarts Zauberflöte an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper zu dirigieren, darüber hinaus debütierte er an der Royal Swedish Opera mit einer Produktion von Bizets Carmen.


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"A POISED ORCHESTRAL LEADER WITH AN INCISIVE BEAT AND FLUENTLY ELEGANT MOVEMENTS. UNDER HIS DIRECTION, EVEN THE FIERCEST MOMENTS OF "TOD UND VERKLÄRUNG" [...] WERE CARRIED THROUGH WITH SKILLFUL COMMAND."

BERLINER MORGENPOST

CONCERTS

 

09/01/2019 - 19:00
Universitetets aula, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra (KORK)
Ingrid Andsnes, piano
Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening
works by Ravel & Debussy
DETAILS AND TICKETS

 16/01/2019 - 19:00
Jyväskylä City Theatre, Jyväskylä, Finland
Jyväskylä Sinfonia
Eivind Ringstad, viola

works by Bartok, Hummel, Weber, & Schubert
DETAILS AND TICKETS

28/02/2019 - 19:30
Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
World Premiere of Marc Blitzstein’s 1930 Ballet, Cain

MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig
Adrian Eröd, Bariton
works by Richard Strauss, Prokofiew, Blitzstein
DETAILS AND TICKETS

14/03/2019 - 19:00
Musiikikeskus, Kuopio, Finland
Kuopio Symfony Orchestra
Lucian Dancescu, Bassoon
works by Ravel, Jolivet, Debussy, & Gipps
DETAILS AND TICKETS

09/05/2019 - 19:00
Konserthuset Stora Salen, Helsingborg, Sweden
Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester
Istan Vardai, cello
works by Emmy Lindström, Honegger & Dvořák
DETAILS AND TICKETS

 

22/05/2019 - 13:00
New Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra
works by Stuart MacRae & Beethoven
DETAILS AND TICKETS

 

25/05/2019 - 17:00
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique, Paris, France
Orchestre national d'Île-de-France
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
DETAILS AND TICKETS

06/06/2019 - 15:00
Swedish National Day Concert with the Orchestra, Soloists, Chorus, and Ballet of the Royal Swedish Opera
Royal Swedish Opera

 

 

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“TZIGANE [conducted] MOST IMPRESSIVELY, BRINGING FRESHNESS AND ENERGY TO AN ATTRACTIVELY VARIED PROGRAM THAT FOUND HIM FULLY ENGAGED WITH THE MUSICIANS, AND THEY WITH HIM.”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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CONTACT

 

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Sulivan Sweetland Artist Management

Emma Sweetland
es@sulivansweetland.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 8772 3475

 

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