Kent Nagano is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is equally at home in music of the classical, romantic and contemporary eras, introducing concert and opera audience throughout the world to new and rediscovered music and offering fresh insights into established repertoire.
Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. Ray has released three critically acclaimed albums on Sony, “Virtuoso”, the recital program was distinguished with the prestigious ECHO Klassik award. Following the success of the recordings, Ray was profiled by The Strad and Gramophone magazines as “the one to watch”.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, called“one of the world’s most formidable orchestras” by The Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. The list of prominent guest conductors includes Wilhelm Furtwangler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sakari Oramo and Sir Simon Rattle.