Gabriella Teychenné, conductor

Biography

Gabriella Teychenné has been praised for her ‘terrific intelligence, clarity and musicality’ and for her ‘radical passion’ for music and the arts. In the 2022-23 Seasons, she debuts at the Royal Danish Opera and the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra while joining the music staff of the Bavarian State Opera as assistant conductor to Vladimir Jurowski.

Gabriella has conducted the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Oulu Symphony, BBC Symphony and Kuopio Symphony Orchestras as well as Het Residentie Orkest, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre de Picardie, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Contrechamps, Covent Garden Sinfonia and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. As assistant conductor at the London Philharmonic Orchestra she worked closely with music directors Vladimir Jurowski and Edward Gardner.

In the opera house, the current season sees Gabriella conduct Eotvos’s Der goldene Drache at Nouvel Opéra Fribourg at the Grand Theater de Genève, Le Nozze di Figaro at Luzerner Theater and work on Delius’s Margot la Rouge and Puccini’s Le Villi at Opera Holland Park. Past productions include Cosí fan Tutte in Lockenhaus, the world premiere of Tom Smail’s Blue Electric in London and extensive work at the Hamburg State Opera where she a member of the music staff. With ensemble unitedberlin she appeared at Other Spaces festival in Moscow and featured on Vladimir Jurowski’s recording Xmas Contemporary with the group, nominated for a 2020 Opus Klassik award.

Gabriella began her musical training in England as a violinist. She studied Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge before pursuing postgraduate musical studies at the Royal College of Music in London and the St Petersburg Conservatory. She has been taught by Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Leonid Korchmar, Colin Metters, Mark Heron, Toby Purser, Peter Stark, and Howard Williams and is gratefully supported by the Help Musicians UK Foundation.

Gabriella’s musical interests span over all epochs and genres from late medieval to contemporary. She is the Music Director and founder of Sinfonia Humanitas, a London-based ensemble focused on developing creative and thought-provoking programs through combining early and contemporary repertoire. She has twice been a presenter on BBC Radio 3’s Inside Music programme.

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