Gabriella Teychenné

Biography

Described as being “radically passionate”, and possessing a “terrific intelligence, clarity, musicality and focus”, Gabriella Teychenné is a young British conductor working in symphony, contemporary, baroque and opera.

Her professional career began after graduating from her master’s degree in 2017 when she began working as an assistant conductor to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski on a wide range or symphonic and operatic repertoire in London and abroad over the subsequent 2 years. She has since worked in different formats with the Residentie Orkest, BBC Singers, Covent Garden Sinfonia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Picardie, Munich Philharmonic, LUDWIG Orchestra, Hamburg Staatsoper, ensemble unitedberlin, and Deutsche Philharmonie Merck.

In the 2020-21 season Gabriella will be making her Swiss debut conducting the Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve, and Ensemble Contrechamps on two projects during the season, including one world premiere, as well as returning to work with the BBC Singers and Covent Garden Sinfonia, and to work as assistant conductor to Edward Gardner and the London Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the season. She also conducts a reduced production of ‘Cosi fan Tutte’ at Lockenhaus in Austria, and in London conducts the premiere of Tom Smail’s new opera ‘Blue Electric’. The season also included performances at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the Sound Up Festival with the combined Russian National Orchestra, Bolshoi Orchestra and MusicAeterna and Opera Holland Park. She is the Artistic and Music Director of Sinfonia Humanitas, a newly founded London-based ensemble focused on developing creative and thought-provoking programs, and re-imaging musical performance for the 21st century.

An advocate of new music, Gabriella already has several UK and world premieres to her name, and enjoys collaborating with contemporary composers. In 2018, she worked on the music staff at the Staatsoper Hamburg on the world premiere of Ruzicka’s ‘Benjamin’. In the same year she began work with ensemble unitedberlin, including in Moscow as part of the “other spaces” music festival, and featuring on the disc ‘X-MAS CONTEMPORARY’ recorded in Berlin, a project involving twelve commissions from twelve composers, performed with solo baritone Dietrich Henschel and released on FARAO Classics, which was nominated for an Opus Klassik 2020 award, and for which Gabriella conducted a live performance of the project in 2019 at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf. Future plans include working with Zafraan Ensemble as well as Ensemble Contrechamps.

Born in 1993 in England of English-Argentine parentage, Gabriella began her musical training as a violinist from a very early age. A recipient of several music and academic scholarships during her education, she studied her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge where she read political philosophy. She pursued her postgraduate musical studies with a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music, where she worked on Germanic, British, and contemporary repertoire, followed by an Artist Diploma from the St Petersburg State Conservatory, where she deepened her understanding of the Russian masters.

She has been taught by Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Leonid Korchmar, Colin Metters, Mark Heron, Peter Stark, and Howard Williams and is gratefully supported by the Help Musicians UK Foundation. She was named ‘Youthful Artist of the Year’ in 2017 by music critic Jessica Duchen, has been interviewed for Classical Music Magazine’s ‘Meet the Maestro’ feature, and twice been a presenter of BBC Radio 3’s programme ‘Inside Music’. Passionate about arts and culture and maintaining a wide range of artistic interests, Gabriella also enjoys working as a presenter and director of artistic and musical projects.

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