Back in November, Richard Bratby at the Birmingham Post joined Alpesh in Parma for the opening concerts of the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini 2017/18 season. In the article, Richard delves into Alpesh's background and his new role with the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, and of course documents his assistance in sampling Italy's finest delicacies and prosecco before attending the concert.
"The conductor who silences the crowd with the opening onslaught of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem is a Brummie: Alpesh Chauhan, an alumnus of Handsworth Grammar School and since the start of the 2017-18 season, principal conductor of this very Italian orchestra … an orchestra playing to the very limits of its powers in the Sinfonia da Requiem, followed by a performance of Brahms’s German Requiem that’s unlike any I’ve heard before … The local critics are already impressed: one review hails this 'fantastic English maestro…born to conduct'."
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