Alpesh made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 26 January, conducting Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with Benjamin Grosvenor, Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Strauss' Death and Transfiguration. Geoff Brown at the Times gave the performance 4*, commenting: “Alpesh Chauhan had the full orchestra roaring and sighing completely at his command — it was genuinely exciting stuff … [he is] definitely a conductor on the move … [Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration
Alpesh will step in to conduct three concerts with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic next week. He will make his debut with the orchestra conducting Berg’s Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz, and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Performances will take place on 20 January in Ghent, and on 21 and 22 January at Koningin Elisabethzaal in Antwerp. To find out more, please visit: http://www.defilharmonie.be/leila-josefowicz-ontroert-op-viool.
Alpesh was delighted to be interviewed for Classical Music Magazine's Meet the Maestro feature in January's edition. Toby Deller spoke to Alpesh in an interview covering his career to date, Birmingham's exceptional classical music scene, the role of the conductor in an orchestra, and finally his upcoming position at the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. Visit www.classicalmusicmagazine.org to find out more.