Saturday, June 30, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor
Dasol Kim, piano
Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance.
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25
ELGAR Enigma Variations
ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
Overture Program Information
Artist Information (Show)
SEBASTIAN LANG-LESSING, conductor
German conductor Sebastian Lang-Lessing has been Music Director of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra since 2010.
Mr. Lang-Lessing, who received the Ferenc Fricsay Award when he was twenty-four years old, began his career at the Hamburg State Opera. Based on Sebastian’s work as assistant conductor to Gerd Albrecht in Hamburg, legendary stage director and opera manager Götz Friedrich engaged him as Resident Conductor at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Today, Sebastian LangLessing regularly appears with the leading opera companies of the world, including those in Paris, Hamburg, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm. His operatic repertoire is exceptionally wide, with seventy-five works ranging from Baroque to contemporary opera.
Lang-Lessing was Chief Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy and Artistic Director of the Nancy Opera, which, under his direction, was promoted to Opéra National de Lorraine. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Lang-Lessing was Music Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, which grew to become one of the leading orchestras in the Pacific Rim. With this orchestra, Sebastian Lang-Lessing built a comprehensive, award-winning discography, especially of Classical and Romantic repertoire. He appears regularly as guest conductor with leading French orchestras including the symphony orchestras of Bordeaux and Toulouse, as well as with leading orchestras in North America such as the Vancouver, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee Symphonies, and European orchestras including regular appearances with the Copenhagen Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras of Gran Canaria, Malaga, and Palermo.
Maestro Lang-Lessing led the Philharmonia Orchestra in the 2013 recording performance for Renée Fleming’s Guilty Pleasures album (Decca). Other notable recordings have included the complete symphonies of Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Schumann with the Tasmanian Symphony, and the sensational re-discovery of the works of Joseph-Guy Ropartz with the Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy. Late 2017 saw the release of the DVD of his critically acclaimed production of Der Rosenkavalier from the NCPA in Beijing, and of a Christmas CD with Pavel Sporcl and the Royal Liverpool Orchestra.
Lang-Lessing has been at the forefront of educational programming for classical music with a younger audience, an area in which he has shown great passion and commitment with orchestras throughout the world.
DASOL KIM, piano
Winner of the 2010 YCA International Auditions in Leipzig and the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Dasol Kim is a sought-after soloist who has appeared with the New York Philharmonic in Seoul, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berlin Chamber Orchestra, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony, Concerto Budapest, and the Belgium National Orchestra among others.
Among his many noteworthy accomplishments, Mr. Kim is engaged to perform the complete cycle of the 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in Switzerland and Korea this season. He also appears this season in the PyeongChang Festival Chamber Music concerts in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York at Alice Tully Hall and at the Kennedy Center, where he also makes his Washington, DC recital debut on April 9, 2018. He performs recitals this season at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, the Jewish Community Alliance in Jacksonville and Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, and will perform the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 25 at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina.
Mr. Kim has appeared at several festivals including La Roque d'Anthéron in France, the Kissinger Sommer in Germany, and the Great Mountain Music Festival in Korea. He has partnered with prominent musicians including cellist David Geringas, violinist Svetlin Roussev, violist Maxim Rysanov, cellist Myung Wha Chung, and YCA alumnus violinist Paul Huang. Dasol Kim won First Prize in the 2011 Epinal International Piano Competition in France, and Second Prize in the 2012. Dasol Kim appears by arrangement with Young Concert Artists, Inc.
#Cliburn2017 SEMIFINAL RECITAL - Dasol Kim (South Korea) - Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Fantasie
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 / Fellner · Haitink · Berliner Philharmoniker
Elgar: Enigma Variations / Rattle · Berliner Philharmoniker