Svetlin Roussev Violin
Since winning the first prize at the widely acclaimed first Sendai International Competition in May 2001, the charismatic violin virtuoso Svetlin Roussev enjoys a prestigious international career in many of the world’s major concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, Salle Pleyel, UNESCO. Roussev is a regular guest soloist with various orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra (Bucharest) among others.
Roussev is a professor at his alma mater at the prestigious Haute École de Musique in Geneva after 10 years being a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He has won numerous prizes at many international competitions, including Indianapolis, Long-Thibaud and Melbourne. At the Sendai International Music Competition he also garnered the audience prize and the Best Bach concerto performance. Svetlin Roussev performs on the Stradivarius 1710 Camposelice violin kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Pablo González Conductor
Pablo González is a Designate Principal Conductor of the Spanish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (RTVE) and Artistic Adviser to the Orchestra and Choir (19/20). 18/19 season is dominated by strong German presence including return visits to Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Gürzenich-Orchester Köln as well as a debut with Frankfurt Radio Symphony. Pablo is a frequent collaborator of many distinguished soloists including Maxim Vengerov, Nikolai Lugansky, Javier Perianes, Khatia Buniatishvili and many more. Born in Oviedo, Pablo studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and first captured international attention with his victories at the Donatella Flick and Cadaqués International Conducting competitions. Pablo has previously served as Music Director of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona I Nacional de Catalunya (10/15), as a Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra of the City of Granada and as an Assistant Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
PyeongChang Festival OrchestraOrchestra
PyeongChang Festival Orchestra Orchestra
The PyeongChang Festival Orchestra (PFO) was established in 2018 and made its debut at the 15th Music in PyeongChang. The orchestra consists of mainly but not limited to Korean musicians who play for major orchestras around the world, and non-Korean musicians who are members of major orchestras in Korea. Their highly anticipated and widely acclaimed debut took place on July 28, 2018, when PFO performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concert no. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 4 under the baton of Dmitrij Kitajenko, former Chief Conductor of the KBS Symphony. They were praised as the only world class festival orchestra in Asia other than the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan, and were likened to the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.