【18th Xi’an international music festival】Munich Symphony Orchestra2019 Xi’an concert

【18th Xi’an international music festival】Munich Symphony Orchestra2019 Xi’an concert

Symphony hall,Xi 'an Concert Hall
90 mins (with 15 mins intermission)
¥80 | 280 | 480 | 680 | 880| 1080
2019-12-13 19:45
Admission 30 minutes in advance
  • Admission by ticket only. Children under 120 cm will not allow to enter. The purchased tickets will not be returned.
  • Age 8+

Artist & Team

  • Munich Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Kevin John
  • Cello: Tatjana Vassiljeva

Special Offers

  • 1.Package: 1499 for 880*2;1159 for 680*2;

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In September 1945, an orchestra first appeared on Munich’s stages to give a concert for its citizens – soon becoming a fixed part of the city’s musical landscape. The orchestra’s open mind for innovation, its stylistic versatility and the masterful work of its musicians have enabled Munich’s citizens to enjoy a great variety of concerts for many decades.

The Munich Symphony Orchestra presents about 100 concerts every year – at home in Bavaria, on tour and at festivals. Its repertoire ranges from baroque to classical and romantic works and all the way to operetta, opera and film music, from classical modernism to the 21st century.

Since the 2014/2015 season, Kevin John Edusei has been chief conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, guiding its programming with a keen sense of musical quality and originality. Traditionally, the orchestra’s concerts offer a forum for outstanding musicians of the younger generation. Furthermore, renowned soloists and conductors create memorable highlights during every concert season.

The Munich Symphony Orchestra conceives its performances as spaces for shared experience and spontaneous exchange with its audience: such vivid exploration of musical traditions forges a connection between listeners and performers which extends beyond the concert hall, into the city and digital space.


Chief Conductor    Kevin John Edusei

Kevin John Edusei is one of today's most promising young conductors. He is known for his delicate, clear conducting which creates space for new nuances in a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary music

Since the season 2014/2015 he has brought exceptional new visions to the Münchner Symphoniker as their chief conductor and has established a strong relationship with the audience. 

Starting in the season 2015/16 he also acts as chief conductor at the Konzert Theater Bern where he has led the productions Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Salome, Herzog Blaubarts Burg, Le nozze di Figaro, Tannhäuser and Symphonie imaginaire a new concert format that he has developed.

He first attracted international attention in 2008 when he won the first prize of the „International Dimitris Mitropoulos Competition“ in Athens. Since then he has had guest engagements with numerous prestigious orchestras such as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Tonkünstler-Orchester, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Ensemble Modern. In the year 2017 he gave his USA debut with the Colorado Symphony and for the first time appeared with the newly founded Chineke! Orchestra at the BBC Proms.

Following his successful debut at the Semperoper Dresden with Mozart‘s Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 2009 he took over Hindemith‘s Cardillac the year after. In 2013 he presented himself to the Viennese audience with Mozart‘s Magic Flute at the Volksoper Wien. At the Komische Oper Berlin Edusei conducted the production of Don Giovanni in 2016. As part of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam’s NTR ZaterdagMatinee he led a spectacular concert performance of John Adams‘ Nixon in China in 2017.

Kevin collaborates closely with leading soloists as Jan Vogler, Albrecht Mayer, Christoph Prégardien, Arabella Steinbacher, Lauma Skride, Lise de la Salle, Edgar Moreau, David Orlowsky, Daniel Müller-Schott, Chen Reiss, Martin Stadtfeld, Nareh Arghamanyan, Anna Vinnitskaya and many others.

As prizewinner of the 2007 Lucerne Festival‘s conducting competition under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez he conducted Stockhausen’s opus magnum Gruppen. During the Aspen Music Festival 2004 maestro David Zinman awarded him the fellowship for the American Academy of Conducting.

Kevin John Edusei received important artistical guidance from maestros Jac van Steen, Kurt Masur, Jorma Panula, Sylvain Cambreling and Peter Eötvös.

Furthermore Kevin was awarded the „Dirigentenforum“ stipend of the German Music Council, the fellowship of the International Ensemble Modern Academy and the stipend of the Deutsche Bank affiliated organization „Akademie Musiktheater heute“. 


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Cello: Tatjana Vassiljeva

Described as a ‘phenomenon’, Tatjana Vassiljeva is known as a musician possessing an irreproachable technique and irresistible range of sonorities, whose innate musical curiosity is reflected by her extensive repertoire, which ranges from baroque to contemporary music and includes several works of which she has given the world première.

Since coming to international prominence as first Russian to be awarded the Grand Prix at the Concours de Violoncelle Rostropovitch, Tatjana has built a formidable reputation as one of the leading cellists of today, performing with the most prestigious orchestras including the Academic Symphony Orchestra of St. – Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Orchestre de Paris, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, NHK Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under such distinguished conductors as Yuri Temirkanov, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, Herbert Blomstedt, David Zinman, Daniele Gatti, Tugan Sokhiev, Dmitri Kitaenko, Michail Jurowski, Jiri Kout, Sakari Oramo, Christoph Eschenbach, Bertrand de Billy, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Fedoseyev and Krzysztov Penderecki.

Tatjana is closely associated with several composers, noticably with
Krzysztof Penderecki whose Concerto Grosso she has performed many times with various musicians. In 2008 she gave the world premiere of the revised version of the Largo, led by the composer, and recorded his Second Concerto. Her collaboration with the composer continued in 2009 when they gave concerts in Spain together.

As a chamber musician, Tatjana Vassiljeva performs at international festivals such as Lockenhaus, Verbier, Kronberg, Colmar, Elba, the Rencontres de musique de chambre at Chambery and La Grange de Meslay and the Folle journées in Nantes and Tokyo in collaboration with Viktor Tretiakov, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Denis Matsuev, Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Baiba Skride, Sayaka Shoji, Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, Plamena Mangova, Antoine Tamestit and Renaud and Gautier Capuçon and Paul Badura-Skoda. In 2007, along with several of the orchestra‘ string soloists, she created the Berlin Philharmonic Quintet with which she has toured extensively throughout Europe and Asia.

Her extensive discography solo of CDs covers a wide range of repertoire from solo Bach to Kodaly to contemporary works by Shchedrin, Dutilleux, Saariaho, Schnittke, Stroppa and Penderecki and has been rewared by several awards including the ‘CHOC’ (the highest recommendation) from Classica Magazine and the Diapason d’Or and firmly established herself as ‘the new diva of the cello.’

She has also the Alkan and Chopin cello sonatas with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger for MIRARE, Penderecki’s Concerto No. 2 with Antoni Wit and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra for NAXOS, winning the Contemporary Award at the 2012 International Classical Music Awards, and a CD of works by Dvorak with the Berlin Philharmonic Quintet on PENTATONE.

Tatjana Vassiljeva was born into a musical family in Novosibirsk, Russia and began studying the cello at the age of six with Eugenij Nilov at the Special Music School. From 1989 to 1995 she was in the class of Maria Zhuravleva at the Central Music School in Moscow and, having won second prize at the Munich Competition in 1994, she moved there to study with Walter Nothas at the  Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Munich. After graduating with distinction, completed her postgraduate degree with David Geringas at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

Since 2014, Tatjana Vassiljeva combines her solo career and the position she holds as Principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with which she also regularly performs as soloist.

Press Reviews

“…the Munich Symphony Orchestra reminded us of the importance of integrity, identity, andteamwork in a striking and affecting performance…”

-----<Palm Beach Daily News>


“…tonal transparency, rhythmic unity and classical balance…shimmer with exceptional wit andbeauty…Power and delicacy, reflection and energy were applied in proportions that made thearchitecture of the concerto clear and compelling…This well-calibrated performance expressedboth heft and heartbreak in perfect proportions.”

-------<Herald Tribune>




Ludwig van Beethoven  King Stephan, Op.117 


Antonín Dvořák  Cello Concerto in B minor Op.104 




Johannes Brahms  Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op.98


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Colored drinks and food are not allowed to be brought into the venue. Bottled water is also forbidden in some performances.

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is totally banned in the theatre.

Improperly dressing or intemperance will not allowed to enter the theatre. Please understand.

Latecomers have to wait, and to enter quietly at intermission or scene break under the guidance of the usher.

Paper bags, plastic bags, carry-on bags (greater than 25×20cm) and photographic equipment are required to be stored.

To show respect for the artists, please do not take photos or audiotape or videotape recording during the performance.

To ensure the good acoustics during performance, mobile phone signals will be blocked during some performances.

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