Lausanne Chamber Orchestra_Zacharias_Haydn_Athenauem_12.09

Romanian Atheneum
Midnight concerts
Soloist and Conductor: CHRISTIAN ZACHARIAS - piano
Soloist: MARC – OLIVIER BROILLET - trumpet
Joseph Haydn

- Symphony no. 8 in G Major Hob.I : 8 "Le Soir"
- Concert for trumpet and orchestra in E flat Major Hob.VIIe : 1
- Sonata for piano in D Major Hob.XVI : 24
- Symphony no. 67 in F Major Hob.I : 67
......This was the second marvelous evening in the company of Lausanne Chamber Orchestra. They can be surely considered among the best chamber orchestras in the world. No point commenting. You have to listen to them. And Mr Zacharias is best both as pianis and conductor. People love him and the orchestra. It was a full house. A few words about him:
......Christian Zacharias is considered to be one of the great German pianists of today and one of the most remarkable musical explorers of our time. Known for his consistent and uncompromising individuality, Christian Zacharias achieved international attention as prizewinner in the Geneva Competition in 1969 and the Van Cliburn Competition in 1973. In 1975, he won the First Prize in the Ravel Competition in Paris and began an international career encompassing recitals in all the major international venues, award-winning recordings and concerts with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Christian Zacharias also appears in chamber music recitals with partners such as the Alban Berg Quartet, the Guarneri Quartet, the Leipziger String Quartet, Heinrich Schiff and Frank Peter Zimmermann.
......In 1992, Christian Zacharias launched his conducting career, making his debut conducting the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva. This was soon followed by invitations to conduct countless of the leading orchestras in Europe.
......His US-Debut as a conductor took place in 2000 conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2006 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. This was followed by regular re-invitations to the renowned American orchestras.
......In September 2000, Christian Zacharias assumed the post of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He started his tenure as principal guest conductor of the Göteborgs Symfoniker in the season 2002/ 2003. Starting with the season 2009 / 2010, Christian Zacharias will be involved in the conduct of St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as a so-called "Artistic Partner".
......After having conducted Mozart’s "La Clemenza di Tito" at the Geneva Opera House as his first opera production in 2006, Christian Zacharias will present his second opera project together with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in December 2008: Jacques Offenbach’s "La belle Hélène".
......At the Mozart Festival Barcelona, which takes place annually, Christian Zacharias holds the position of Artistic Director. For this year’s topic "Paris et l’esprit français", Christian Zacharias and the Orquesta Sinfonica Barcelona will present works by Mozart, Ravel, Gounod, Poulenc, Haydn and others.
Marc Olivier Broillet

Christian Zacharias cheering the Mr Broillet
......Couldn't find some Haydn so here's Christian Zacharias playing Chopin's second piano concerto. Some fragments from 2004

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