RNCM Chamber Orchestra: Haydn and Saint-Saëns

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Louise Farrenc Overture No 1 in E minor Op 23 ^
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op 28 *
Joseph Haydn Symphony 104 in D major ‘London’

Douglas Boyd, Jakub Przybycien conductors
Dylan Latham violin *
RNCM Chamber Orchestra

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Douglas Boyd

Currently the Artistic Director of Garsington Opera Douglas Boyd has also held the positions of Music Director of L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Music Director of Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Partner of St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of City of London Sinfonia. In 2020 he received the highly prestigious Grand Vermeil Médaille de la Ville de Paris for services to music, in recognition of his work as Music Director of L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Originally an oboist and one of the founding members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Douglas’s formative musical training was under musicians such as Abbado and Harnoncourt, who remain a significant influence on his style and approach to this day.

In the UK Douglas Boyd has conducted all the BBC Orchestras, the Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia. On the continent he has worked with, amongst others, the Bergen Philharmonic, Basel Sinfoniieorchester, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, as well as Munich Chamber Orchestra and Kammerakademie Potsdam.

Further afield he has conducted the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra in Japan, Hong Kong Philharmonic and with many of the symphony orchestras in Australia including a complete cycle of Beethoven Symphonies with the Melbourne Symphony as well as the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with Paul Lewis. He returns to the Australia in the 2022/23 season to conduct the complete Beethoven Symphonies with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Douglas appears regularly in North America where he has worked with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Baltimore, Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Pacific, Sacramento, Seattle and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. In Canada he has appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and National Arts Orchestra in Ottawa. On the concert platform he enjoys a close working relationship with eminent soloists including Jonathan Biss, Steven Isserlis, Anthony Marwood, Viktoria Mulova, Fazil Say, András Schiff, Mark Padmore, Emmanuel Pahud and Alissa Weilerstein. Operatic engagements have included Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne Opera on Tour, Salieri’s La Grotto di Tronfonio for Zürich Opera Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito with Opera North and with the Potsdam Winteroper conducting Britten’s Rape of Lucretia. Productions at Garsington Opera have included Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan Tutte, Eugene Onegin, Capriccio, Silver Birch (Roxanna Panufnik, world premiere) as well as concert performances of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Haydn’s The Creation with Ballet Rambert and concert performances of Fidelio. In 2022 he conducted the world premiere of the new community opera, Dahlia, by Roxanna Panufnik and a new production of Rusalka at Garsington. The production of Rusalka also appeared as part of the 2022 Edinburgh International Festival. Future titles with Garsington include Il barbiere di Siviglia. During his tenure as Artistic Director of Garsington Opera he has secured the Philharmonia Orchestra and English Concert as the resident orchestras, forged partnerships with Santa Fe Opera and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and is widely recognised for his leadership in shaping the company into a world-class, internationally renowned festival, reflected in their nomination in the 2019 international opera awards.

Douglas Boyd’s recording of the Bach Concerti for DG marked his recording debut as director/soloist and he has since gone on to build an extensive conducting discography. His recordings with Manchester Camerata of the complete Beethoven Symphonies and Mahler Symphony No 4 (on Avie) and Das Lied von der Erde have received universal critical acclaim. He has also recorded Schubert Symphonies with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra on their own label as well as several recordings with Musikkollegium Winterthur. His recordings with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris include ‘Intuition’ with Gautier Capucon for the Erato label, and a disc of Haydn Symphonies which was released in 2021. Recent and future highlights include concerts with the Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Auckland Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Philharmonic and National Orchesta of Wales Orchestras, Colorado Symphony, Musikkollegium Winterthur, North Carolina Symphony, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Gävle Symfoniorkester, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Utah Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and L’Orchestre National
Bordeaux Aquitaine.

Jakub Przybycien 

Jakub Przybycień (Junior Fellow) is a Polish conductor and violinist. For the 2023/24 season he will be Assistant Conductor to Ludovic Morlot and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Catalonia, and Mills Williams Junior Fellow in Conducting at the RNCM. In March 2023 Jakub was a finalist of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition. During the Gstaad Conducting Academy 2021 he was awarded the Neeme Järvi Prize. Currently he works as an assistant of Professors Johannes Schlaefli and Christoph-Mathias Mueller, with whom he is completing his Masters in Specialised Music Performance at the Zürich University of the Arts.

He has already worked with many international orchestras, including Balthasar-Neumann Ensembles, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Orchestre de Picardie and Zielona Góra Philharmonic Orchestra. He has taken part in conducting masterclasses with Neeme, Paavo and Kristjan Järvi, Marin Alsop, Jaap van Zweden, Peter Eötvös, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jorma Panula and Michael Sanderling.

Dylan Latham

Dylan is a 23 year old violinist from Norwich. In 2013 He was given scholarships to Norwich School, Junior Guildhall, and Pro Corda, where his love of chamber music began.  In January 2013, he became the youngest recipient of the Michael Badminton Most Promising Strings Award at the Norfolk Young Musician Competition, winning the prize 4 more times since.

Dylan began the violin at the age of 3 through the Suzuki method under the guidance of Rosie Toll. He then studied with Alda Dizdari and attended the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 2012 until 2016; and studied for two years at the Purcell School of Music under the Government’s music and dance scheme. In 2018 he began his undergraduate degree with scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music studying with Jim Clark, and more recently Sebastian Muller and Cecily Ward.

He has performed in most major venues across the London and the UK including Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, and has attended masterclasses and given performances across Europe, most recently in Sofia, Bulgaria. He won the Lunigiana International Music festival Concerto Competition in 2023, and has been given a prestigious concert in New York as part of the reward.

At the RNCM, he has been a finalist in all the string chamber competitions, led various public orchestral performances, and won the concerto competition in 2023. He led the RNCM symphony orchestra performance of Bernstein’s Mass in the Bridgewater Hall in March 2023, which was nominated for a Manchester Culture Award, as the feature item of the RNCM 50th anniversary celebrations, and he has received masterclasses from many world-renowned artists including James Ehnes, Sophia Jaffe, and Ning Feng.

He has recently attended masterclasses and worked alongside prestigious professionals including the Chillingirian Quartet, Henning Kraggerud, Ofer Falk, and Miclen LaiPang.

Dylan is a keen chamber musician and hopes to enter the professional world as part of a chamber ensemble – and he also enjoys playing the viola from time to time!

He is very excited to be performing numerous concerti in the upcoming months and years, and returning to his annual summer residency in Cornwall as part of the Franco Mendes Quartet – partaking in the Enys Chamber Festival.

Dylan has been kindly loaned an exceptional 1817 Nicolos Lupot violin who was known as ‘The French Stradivarius’ of his time, and some wonderful bows from the generous collection of Dr Andrew Winter. He is gratefully studying on a scholarship from the Drapers’ Music Scholarship, without which is continued studies would not be possible.

In his spare time, Dylan enjoys film critique and a good old fashioned pint!