Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Maxim Emelyanychev
The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages. The SCO aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear their music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East and the USA. Maxim Emelyanychev, 29, was born to a family of musicians, and studied conducting and piano in Nizhny Novgorod and then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He won the Newcomer category at the 2019 International Opera Awards and won a Gramophone Award in 2017, together with Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro, for their album In War & Peace (Warner/Erato). Emelyanychev’s tenure as Principal Conductor with the SCO begins in September 2019. Alongside his concerts with the SCO, Emelyanychev makes two opera house conducting debuts in 2019. At Glyndebourne, he conducts Robert Carsen’s production of Handel’s Rinaldo with Elizabeth DeShong in the title role (opens 8 August 2019), before conducting Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Opera House with a cast led by Joyce DiDonato (opens 23 September 2019). He also leads the SCO Principals in a programme of Schumann, Brahms and Dohnányi at the Edinburgh International Festival (12 August 2019).