Ever since her huge success in replacing James Conlon at very short notice in Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony at the Orchestre National de Montpellier in 2006, Ariane Matiakh has established herself internationally as a musician of unusual versatility, conducting operatic, symphonic and ballet repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary works.
A student of, among others, Leopold Hager and Yuji Yuasa in Vienna, she was nominated ‘Discovery of the Year’ in the prestigious 2009 „Révélation des Victoires de la musique“ and chosen a Laureate of the Donatella Flick LSO competition in 2008. During her time as First Assistant conductor in Montpellier, she mainly worked with Armin Jordan and James Conlon.
Most recently, she has conducted the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Dresdner Philharmoniker, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Madama Butterfly at Göteborg Opera, Nutcracker for the Dutch National Ballet and the Staatsphilharmonic Rheinland-Pfalz at the opening concert of the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau.
Ms Matiakh is a regular guest at the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, with whom she has recorded two CDs for Capriccio. The first one, featuring works by Francis Poulenc and Jean Françaix with piano-duo Mona and Rica Bard, was released to great critical acclaim, followed by a disc dedicated to works by Johanna von Doderer.
Her latest CD for Capriccio, with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and featuring the two Piano Concerti of Zara Levina, will be released later this year.
During recent seasons, she has been a regular guest at Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and also appeared at the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus Symphony, the Wuppertal and the Heidelberger Sinfoniker, Upsalla Chamber Orchestra, the WDR-Symphony Orchestra, the Münchener Rundfunkorchester, the Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Philharmonique de Nice, the Israel Camerata in works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Mussorsky, Mahler, Wagner, Ravel, Debussy, Britten, Lutoslawski, and others.
In Opera, Ms Matiakh has conducted productions of La Bohème and La Sonnambula at the Oper Graz, Le Nozze di Figaro at the Komische Oper Berlin, Don Pasquale at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg, Die Fledermaus at the Theater Halle, Britten’s The Turn of the screw at the Opéra de Tours, Giselle and the Nutcracker at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and Giselle at the Opéra national du Rhin.
She has had the pleasure to work in concert with renowned soloists such as Roberto Alagna, François Frédéric Guy, Nicholas Angelich, Olivier Latry, Anne Gastinel, Gautier Capuçon, Lawrence Power, David Fray, Kate Aldrich, Laure Favre-Kahn and Marielle Nordmann and choreographers such as Maina Gielgud, Eric Margouet and Natalia Makarova.
Ms Matiakh is looking forward to returning next season to the Dresdner Philharmoniker for their New Year’s Eve concerts and to the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for a new recording with works by Harald Genzmer.
Other engagements in 2016/17 include a new production of The Magic Flute at Nice Opéra, a recording of piano concertos by Clara Schumann and Beethoven with Ragna Schirmer and the Staatskapelle Halle, a return to the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, concerts with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz and two programmes with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Philharmonie in Paris and at Notre-Dame.
Other engagements are coming with the Leipzig MDR, The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchester, The Duisburg Philharmonic and at the Opéra du Rhin.
In recognition of her services to French musical life and French culture abroad Ariane Matiakh was appointed ‚Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres‘ by the French Ministry of Culture in 2014.
Quelle: Sorek Artists
Foto: Marco Borggreve
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