September 15, 2023 /Thursday/
18.30 hours Hall “M-Ro G.Atanasov”
Conductor: Marlon Daniel
Soloist: Hristo Popov – violin
L. van Beethoven – Prometheus Overture, Op. 43
ntonin Dvořák – Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
L. van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Marlon Daniel is a protégé of the renowned Finnish pedagogue Jorma Panula. He has been described as “a natural and enormous talent” by the Chicago Sun-Times and as “fabulous and exceptional” by Pravda – Moscow. Currently the Associate Conductor of the Florida Grand Opera, he is one of the most dynamic conductors of his generation and is a bright light for diversity in the world of classical music. He has performed in prestigious venues in Asia, Europe and the United States, from Carnegie Hall to the Rudolfinum in Prague. A laureate of the 2018 Bucharest Symphony Orchestra International Conducting Competition, he is also a recipient of the ‘Voice of the Artist’ Award from the United Nations and an Honorary Key to the City of Chicago for Outstanding Musical Achievement. He received his formative education in Europe and the United States and is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (United States), the Prague Conservatory and the Prague Academy. He also earned diplomas from Le Conservatoire Américain – Fontainebleau (France) and Centro de Estudios Musicales Isaac Albéniz – Reina Sofía (Spain). His conducting teachers have included Jiří Bělohlávek, David Gilbert, Tomáš Koutník, Miriam Němcová and Jorma Panula. He has also benefited from the advice of Sir Simon Rattle as a winner of the John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Conducting Award and Iván Fischer at the Beethovenfest Bonn as the recipient of the James and Lola Faust Fellowship. Mr. Daniel has held positions as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta, Guest Conductor of the Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra and has been a Guest Lecturer at Columbia and Yale Universities. Currently, he is Artistic and Music Director of the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges, Music Director of Ensemble du Monde and Director of the Diversity in Classical Music Project at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2019 he joined the faculty Fordham University as Director of Orchestral Ensembles, where he leads the Symphony Orchestra at Rose Hill and the Chamber Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Recently, he has made acclaimed débuts with Chineke! in London, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Sofia Sinfonietta, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba. Next season, he will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica EAFIT in Colombia, Opera Créole in New Orleans, be a Guest Lecturer at Indiana University, Jacob School of Music, and release two new CDs on French label, Alpha Records.