Kancheli: Chiaroscuro (World Premiere)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Julian Rachlin, Violin/Viola
Ryan McAdams, Conductor
Mo. McAdams' concert with Rachlin/ASMITF was named one of the 20 Best Classical/Operatic Events of 2010 by Ionarts.com. For more information, please visit: ryan-mcadams.com
Ryan McAdams is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile conductors of his generation. A Fulbright scholar, he previously served as Apprentice Conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, assisting then-Chief Conductor Alan Gilbert. Mr. McAdams is the first-ever recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award, a $10,000 grant given by the Solti Foundation in Chicago. His recent subscription debut with the Israel Philharmonic, replacing an indisposed Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, was hailed as "extraordinary," "masterful," and "immense[ly] dramatic" by the Jerusalem Post. His work as the 15th Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony has been called "electrifying," "excellent" and "essential" by the New York Times.
Mr. McAdams made a highly successful subscription European debut in February, 2010 with the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale in Florence, and was immediately reinvited for subscription concerts in 2012. He made his Eastern European debut with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Julian Rachlin, and Mischa Maisky in Dubrovnik in September, 2010. Recently, he was the conductor for Elliott Carter's 103rd Birthday Celebration at the 92Y with Fred Sherry and Nicholas Phan - a concert that was named one of the Best Classical Music Events of 2011 by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times. His first commercial recording, a live performance of John Zorn's Violin Concerto "Contes de Fees," was released in 2010 on the composer's label.
His appearances in 2012-13 include return subscription engagements with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, CityMusic Cleveland, Indianapolis Symphony, and debuts with Opera Theater of St. Louis, Louisville Orchestra, Tanglewood BUTI Orchestra, the Meltdown Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy. Recent highlights include appearances with the Israel Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, New York City Ballet, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Indianapolis Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, the Wordless Music Series, New Jersey Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Juilliard FOCUS! Festival. In 2007, he was invited by Lorin Maazel to create the post of Apprentice Conductor for the Chateauville Foundation at the Maazel Estate in Virginia, assisting Maestro Maazel on a production of Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia."