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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.[1] Tortelier has worked and recorded extensively in the United Kingdom. He was principal conductor of the Ulster Orchestra
Ulster Orchestra
from 1989 to 1992. He served as Principal Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
in Manchester
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 the 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.[2] 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,[3] the BBC Symphony Orchestra,[4] and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.[5] On Plasson's 1978 recording of Orphée aux enfers he plays the violin solos. References[edit]

^ 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 2015-10-06. 

External links[edit]

IMG Artists agency biography of Yan Pascal Tortelier Biography at the NYOGB website

Cultural offices

Preceded by Vernon Handley Principal Conductor, Ulster Orchestra 1989–1992 Succeeded by Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Preceded by Edward Downes Chief Conductor, BBC Philharmonic 1992–2003 Succeeded by Gianandrea Noseda

Preceded by John Neschling Principal Conductor, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo 2009–2011 Succeeded by Marin Alsop

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 59271068 LCCN: n82056905 ISNI: 0000 0001 1445 356X GND: 123729696 SUDOC: 077873408 BNF: cb13900513v (data) MusicBrainz: 85371897-79e3-4dfe-865c-67ca25cca33b CiNii: DA10697899

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