Gérard Korsten and Eva Mei perform with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Wednesday 11 March 2015

Gérard Korsten conducts an all-Mozart programme in Tokyo, with Italian soprano, Eva Mei. The Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo will perform two Mozart Symphonies: No. 35, the Haffner and No. 38, the Prague and Eva Mei will sing a selection of Mozart concert and operatic Arias. The concerts will take place in the Suntory Hall and the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre on March 19th and 21st.
Gérard Korsten returns to the Suntory Hall for a final concert on March 27th, where he will conduct further works by Mozart:  Symphony No. 41, the Jupiter, and the Schauspieldirektor Overture, together with Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss.
For further details about these concerts, please click here.

Gérard Korsten returns to Opéra de Lyon for Idomeneo

Thursday 8 January 2015

Gérard Korsten returns to Opéra de Lyon to conduct eight performances of Mozart’s opera Idomeneo between January 23rd and February 6th.  He will be working with Austrian director Martin Kušej on this new co-production with the Royal Opera House, London and the Opera Vlaanderen. For further details, please see the link below:

Gérard Korsten conducts opening concert of new Montforthaus cultural and convention centre, Feldkirch

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Gérard Korsten conducts the opening concert of the magnificent new Montforthaus cultural and convention centre in Feldkirch, Austria on January 2nd 2015. The programme, performed by the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, of whom Gérard has been musical director since 2005, includes works by Beethoven, Andergassen and Strauss.
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Gérard Korsten conducts the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in Bregenz and Vienna

Thursday 20 November 2014

Gérard Korsten conducts the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg in a varied programme of works by Fuchs, Breinschmid, Ravel and Poulenc on November 20th and 23rd at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz and on November 24th at the Musikverein, Vienna. The concert features the Sonus Brass Ensemble and the double-bassist/composer, Georg Breinschmid, whose work for wind quintet and orchestra, commissioned by the orchestra, will be premiered. Gérard has been the musical director of the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg since 2005. 
For further details about the concerts, please click on the links below: 
Bregenz Festspielhaus:

Gérard Korsten returns to Australia

Monday 27 October 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to Australia in November, to conduct the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in a programme of works by Brahms, Haydn and Kodály. The concert, entitled 'Hungarian Dances', is part of the Morgans Composer in Focus series and will take place in Adelaide Town Hall on November 12th. 
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Gérard Korsten returns to the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra

Thursday 16 October 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to Sweden on October 23rd to conduct his former orchestra, the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra. The concert is entitled Spirituality and Peace, an apt theme in a town which has a strong commitment to striving for world peace. The programme includes Vesper for Strings by Ester Mägi, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, the Reformation Symphony and a new work, Waymarks, by Uppsala composer Kent Olofsson, based on texts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dag Hammarskjöld, who also lived in the city.
For further details about the concert, please click HERE.

Gérard Korsten returns to Scandinavia

Friday 12 September 2014

Gérard Korsten conducts the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra on September 17th at the Helsingborg Konserthus, in a special lecture-concert focusing on Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, the ‘Rhenish’.  The symphony will be included in the  following evening's concert , together with Haydn’s Symphony No.8 (‘Le Soir’) and Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto, with soloists Johan Skeppstedt (flute) and Nina Schlemm (harp). The programme will be performed again in Ystad on September 19th. For further details please see:
On October 23d. Gérard will conduct the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in the following works:
Ester Mägi: Vesper för stråkar
Kent Olofsson :
"Way Marks"
Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5
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Gérard Korsten returns to the Bregenzer Festspiele

Thursday 31 July 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to the Bregenzer Festspiele this month to conduct the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra in opera and concerts. The double bill of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol, based on the tale by Hans Christian Anderson and an obscure comic opera in one act by Simon Laks  L’Hirondelle inattendue will be performed on August 17th and 18th.  Gérard will also conduct the Orchestra on August 24th in a special farewell concert in honour of the departure of David Pountney, artistic director of the Festival. They will perform Bernstein’s Overture from Candide and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, rounded off aptly by Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor.
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Gérard Korsten tours China with the London Mozart Players

Monday 12 May 2014

Gérard Korsten embarks on a  tour of China with the London Mozart Players on May 19th, performing in Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. The all-Mozart programme includes Symphony No. 38, Serenade No. 9 in D and Piano concerto No.25 with soloist Sa Chen. Following this, Gérard conducts his final two concerts as Music Director of the London Mozart Players on May 28th and 29th at St John's Smith Square, London and Fairfield Halls, Croydon, with a varied programme of Tippett's Divertimento on Sellinger's Round, Beethoven's Symphony No.2 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17, soloist Angela Hewitt.  For more information please visit

Gérard Korsten returns to Gävle Symfoniorkester

Friday 2 May 2014

Gérard Korsten returns to Sweden to conduct the Gävle Symfoniorkester at the Gävle Konserthus on Friday May 9th. The programme includes Farrenc Overture No. 2, Schumann Symphony No.2 and the Beethoven violin concert with soloist Antje Weithaas. Click here for further information.