This season, Lionel Bringuier traverses the globe for return engagements and debuts with some of the world’s most acclaimed ensembles. Now in his third complete season as Music Director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and five years since his momentous debut, he continues the greatly successful Creative Chair Initiative, this year featuring composer and conductor Péter Eötvös, and welcomes Austrian multipercussionist Martin Grubinger as the 2016/17 Artist-in-Residence. In October, Lionel embarks on a multi-city South American concert tour with the TOZ, along with violinist Lisa Batiashvili and pianist Nelson Freire. Venues include the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Auditorio del Sodre in Montevideo, Uruguay; and Brazil’s Teatro Municipal and Sala Sao Paolo. Other season events with the TOZ will highlight additional renowned soloists, including violinist Leonidas Kavakos, pianist Lang Lang, violinist Gil Shaham, and more.
Mr. Bringuier makes his greatly anticipated debut at the renowned Opéra National de Paris in the spring, leading a production of Bizet’s Carmen by Calixto Bieito. Additionally, he conducts at the Salzburg Festival, and makes his debut at Wolf Trap with the National Symphony Orchestra, in concert with pianist Yuja Wang. He also looks forward to return engagements with the Munich Philharmonic; the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic; San Francisco Symphony; and Wiener Symphoniker.
For Lionel’s complete 2016/17 calendar, including programme details and ticket links, view his Schedule online.