Maestro move: Young Brit takes Toscanini orchestramain
Alpesh Chauhan, 25, is to be principal conductor of La Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma, the maestro’s birthplace, from September 2017.
A truck driver’s son, Alpesh was Andris Nelson’s assistant conductor in Birmingham and made his Proms debut this summer.
He says: ‘I really enjoy working with the Filarmonica Toscanini, and we have already developed a great relationship performing Beethoven’s Eroica, Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony and Brahms’s 1st Symphony. Next season, we have three programmes which I have thoroughly enjoyed putting together: a programme of Kodaly’s Dances of Galanta, Mozart’s D-minor Piano Concerto with Olli Mustonen and Sibelius’s 1st Symphony; a Mozart-Stravinsky programme; and a concert of Gubaidulina and Bruckner 9.’