Yan Pascal Tortelier
Yan Pascal Tortelier (born 19 April 1947) is a French conductor and
violinist. Born in Paris, he is the son of the cellist Paul Tortelier,
and the brother of Maria de la Pau. Tortelier began piano and violin
studies at age 4. At age 14, he was a first-prize winner for violin at
the Paris Conservatoire.
Tortelier has worked and recorded extensively in the United Kingdom.
He was principal conductor of the
Ulster Orchestra from 1989 to 1992.
He served as Principal Conductor of the
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in
Manchester from 1992 to 2003, and now has the title of conductor
emeritus with the orchestra. He has also been a Principal Guest
Conductor of the
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYOGB).
Tortelier served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2008. He was principal conductor of
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP) from 2009 to
2011, and had the title of honorary guest conductor with the OSESP
from 2011 to 2013. Tortelier first guest-conducted the Iceland
Symphony Orchestra (ISO) in 1998. In October 2015, the ISO announced
the appointment of Tortelier as its next chief conductor, effective
with the 2016-2017 season, with an initial contract of 3 years.
Tortelier's recordings include his own orchestration of Ravel's Trio.
He is a regular recording artist for Chandos Records, and has
conducted commercial recordings for Chandos with the BBC
Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the São Paulo
Symphony Orchestra. On Plasson's 1978 recording of Orphée aux
enfers he plays the violin solos.
^ Rosanna Greenstreet (1999-01-01). "The questionnaire: Yan Pascal
Tortelier". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Yan Pascal Tortelier Named Chief Conductor" (Press release).
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Sinfóníuhljómsveitar Íslands). 6
October 2015. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015.
Retrieved 6 October 2015.
^ Andrew Clements (2000-09-29). "The distiller of dreams". The
Guardian. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
^ Andrew Clements (2010-10-28). "Ravel: The Piano Concertos; Debussy:
Fantaisie; etc – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
^ Fiona Maddocks (2011-07-03). "Schmitt: La tragédie de Salomé; Le
palais hanté; Psaume 47 – review". The Guardian. Retrieved
IMG Artists agency biography of Yan Pascal Tortelier
Biography at the NYOGB website
Principal Conductor, Ulster Orchestra
Chief Conductor, BBC Philharmonic
Principal Conductor, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo
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