String Section of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Raiskin studied in St. Petersburg, Amsterdam and Freiburg, first focusing on Viola and later conducting with Maestri such as Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Milan Horvat, Woldemar Nelson und Jorma Panula.
From the 2018/19 season Daniel Raiskin serves as Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and has been appointed Chief Conductor of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra starting the season 2020-2021. Since 2016/17 he is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent and near future engagements also include returns to Warsaw and Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestras, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Russian National Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra (Hague Philharmonic, NL), Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Raiskin served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (between 2016-18) and as Chief Conductor of both, the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz (2005-2016) and of the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in Lódz (2008-2015). His regular guest engagements include the Athens State Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Iceland Symphony, Japan Century Symphony, Malmö Symfoni Orkester, Mariinsky Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Osaka Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, RTV Slovenia Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony, Slovenska Filharmonia Bratislava, Stavanger Symphony, State Academic Symphony of Russia „Svetlanov“, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Swedish Chamber and the Tonkünstler orchestras. His appearances in opera productions include Bizet’s “Carmen”, Shostakovich’s “The Nose” and Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. Among the major soloists with whom Daniel Raiskin has appeared are Emanuel Ax, Renée Fleming, Nelson Freire, Martin Fröst, Alban Gerhardt, Vadim Gluzman, Natalia Gutman, Kari Kriikku, Simone Lamsma, Lang Lang, Francois Leleux, Jan Lisiecki, Alexei Lubimov, Tatjana Masurenko, Albrecht Mayer, Daniel Müller-Schott, Olli Mustonen, Steven Osborne, Julian Rachlin, Benjamin Schmid, Julian Steckel, Anna Vinnitskaya and Alexei Volodin.
Xuefei Yang is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Hailed as a musical pioneer - her fascinating journey began after the Cultural Revolution, a period where Western musical instruments and music were banned. Fei was the first-ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first internationally recognised Chinese guitarist on the world stage.
Fei is one of the few guitarists whose artistry connects with audiences far beyond the guitar fraternity. Her international success has led her to be invited to play in more than 50 countries at numerous prestigious venues, and is frequently invited to play with the world’s leading orchestras.
Fei has made many acclaimed recordings for major labels. Her first received a gold disc and her second was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone magazine. Fei’s recent recordings include “Songs from our Ancestors” which continues her successful collaboration with Ian Bostridge and “Magna Carta”, the complete guitar works of John Brunning with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Apple Music).
She has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman's Hour, the BBC Proms, documentaries on BBC and China Central Television.
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