Five new recordings of 2021 festival highlights to enjoy
Maxim Emelyanychev Wins Award
The Music Section of the Critics’ Circle has named Maxim Emelyanychev a winner of a Young Talent Award! These awards recognise that 2019 was the breakthrough year in the careers of the award winners.
Richard Bratby explains why Maxim was the recipient of the 'Conductor' category:
"Some conductors generate an energy that illuminates everything they touch. Maxim Emelyanychev is a compelling performer at the keyboard; but as a conductor in the opera house, on the concert stage and in the recording studio, he has repeatedly demonstrated that a lively understanding of period style and a generous collaborative spirit need not preclude music-making of thrilling dynamism and personality. Colleagues have admired his “terrific energy and panache” – “Emelyanychev is always inside the music” – and while his first season as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra has been curtailed, his debut recording with the SCO (Schubert’s Great C major Symphony) gives every reason to expect wonderful things from this partnership once normality resumes."