Darrell Ang and the magic of Beethoven

Darrell Ang

The magic of Beethoven as interpreted by Darrell Ang, the most famous young conductor from Asia, will fill the air in Bulgaria Hall in Sofia on 11 April. Having worked at the dusk of one era and the dawn of another, Ludwig van Beethoven etched his name in history as an absolute genius - a musical pioneer and author of the world's greatest pieces of music, according to numerous rankings. Of his oeuvre, the programme of the upcoming event includes Overture to Fidelio, Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Georgi Cherkin, and Symphony No. 6 Pastoral.

The Singapore phenomenon Darrell Ang is a regular guest of some of the biggest orchestras in the world such as the London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Munich Radio Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra and many others. Darrell Ang studied conducting with Leonid Korchmar in St Petersburg as well as Sir Colin Davis and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Sichuan Orchestra of China since December 2016, Darrell Ang is a regular guest conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre by personal invitation of Maestro Valery Gergiev.

On the stage at Bulgaria Hall he will be joined by Bulgarian virtuoso pianist Georgi Cherkin. Celebrated in world-renowned halls such as Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Auditorium in Rome, Convention Centre in Okinawa, Seoul Arts Centre in Seoul, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Kaufmann Concert Hall in New York and of course Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Cherkin has long established himself as one of Bulgaria's most beloved young pianists.

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