Michel Lysight: Three sketches for flute and string orchestra (first audition)
Solo Flute: Victoria Stan
George Gershwin: Concerto in F for piano and orchestra
Guillaume Lekeu: Adagio for string trio and string orchestra (first audition)
César Franck: „Le chasseur maudit” (“The Cursed Hunter”), symphonic poem
First foreign conductor to be appointed as Music Director with a symphonic orchestra in China, Eric Lederhandler was recently appointed to this function at the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra (Nanking). He is nominated until March 2014. Eric Lederhandler was born in 1965 in Uccle, Belgium. After studying the piano at music school, he entered the Conservatoire of Brussels where he studied the harpsichord, chamber music and the complete study of composing and writing music. He also completed his choir conducting diploma. Eric Lederhandler attained the top level of the “Wiener Meisterkurse für Dirigenten” under the direction of Salvador Mas Conde. This allowed him to conduct at the «Grosser Sendesaal» of the “ORF Funkhaus” (Austrian National Broadcasting Corporation) in Vienna.
In 1992, he founded the chamber orchestra “Nuove Musiche”, where he is the conductor in Belgium and overseas. He received valuable instruction from Frank Shipway and from Yuri Simonov and regularly collaborates with the opera house “la Monnaie”, the “Opéra Royal de Wallonie”, “The Flemish Opera”, the Russian Opera House of Kazan and the Chinese Opera House in Shanghai. He was the conductor of the “Opera Mobile” and is currently the conductor in the opera production house “Idée Fixe”.
Eric Lederhandler was nominated the first chosen guest conductor at the Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria and he still collaborates with many orchestras: the Turkish Symphonic Orchestra from Adana, the Noord Nederlands Orchestra and the Limburg Symphonic Orchestra in Holland, the Sewanee Orchestra in the USA, the “Deutsche Kammerorchester” in Germany, the Liepaja Symphonic Orchestra in Lithuania, the “Czech Virtuosi” in the Czech Republic, the “Orchestre Régional de l’Ile de France”, the “Bell’Arte” Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra in Monte-Carlo, the Central Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing, the Beijing Symphonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphonic Orchestra, the Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra. He is regularly invited as a guest at the Conservatoire in Sichuan, China, where he conducts the orchestra and where he gives master classes in conducting. These projects are supported by the Belgian French-Speaking Community.
In Belgium, he has conducted the “Ensemble Vocal” of the RTBF and the choirs of the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. He has collaborated as guest director with the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire and the Belgian National Orchestra.
OLIVIER DE SPIEGELEIR
Trained both at the Conservatory of Brussels and at the University of Louvain, Olivier De Spiegeleir is now famous for his intense career as a recitalist: he makes his musical presence known trough his concern for communicating quality feelings: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Chile, China, Qatar...
First Prize « Dexia Classics », he took part to several missions for the ‘Communauté Française de Belgique’, and to some important Festivals : Festival van Vlaanderen, Festival de Wallonie, Beethoven-Festival with the ’Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège’, Festival de l’Eté Mosan, Festival de Lasne, Festival de Fernelmont, Festival de Durbuy, Festival du Marais Chrétien (Paris), Ravello (Italy), Tirgu-Mures en Roumanie, Festival del Tempietto (Rome), Pro Piano (New York)…
Olivier De Spiegeleir has given more than 500 solo recitals, numerous concerts with orchestras, and also made several public and studio recordings on the radio and the television. Olivier De Spiegeleir often brilliantly comments on the pieces he « revives ». His repertoire ranges from Bach to Lutoslawski. His communicating skills make him extremely captivating.
His has recorded 7 CD (Beethoven, Liszt, Grieg, Debussy, Leduc …). Olivier De Spiegeleir plays Beethoven’s complete set of 32 Sonatas, the complete set of Bagatelles and the 33 Diabelli Variations.