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Alexander
Zemtsov

Conductor

BIO

Alexander Zemtsov is one of the most versatile musicians of his generation on the music stage today having achieved international recognition as violist and conductor.

His conducting debut took place in Finland in 2014 with the Lappeenranta Symphony Orchestra which brought him invitations to conduct Sinfonia Finlandia and Pori Sinfonietta In Finland. In 2017 highly acclaimed concert and Live Broadcast with the Bulgarian National Radio- Symphony Orchestra with Mischa Maisky as a soloist followed by invitations to conduct worldwide. In 2018 he conducted Mannheim Chamber Orchestra and OZM Dortmund in Germany, the Rijeka Opera Theatre in Croatia for performances of Tchaikovsky’s ballet- ”The Nutcracker”. After his debut in China September 2018 with Liaoning Symphony Orchestra established a relationship with several programs for the following seasons. The concert in December 2018 with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra with Tabea Zimmermann as soloist was very highly acclaimed and brought him numerous re-invitations.

Alexander Zemtsov is member at the LEAD! program where he is collaborating as viola mentor and conducting assistant of Jukka-Pekka Saraste

In February 2020 he debuted as opera conductor in Aleko by Rachmaninov at the Ukrainian National Opera in Kyiv which followed by immediate re-invitation for next season.

In 2015 Alexander Zemtsov was appointed artistic director and conductor of the International New Symphony Orchestra (INSO) in Lviv, giving this multinational German-Russian-Ukrainian-Jewish musician the role of an “Ambassador of Peace” in Ukraine, aiming to bring Peace and Unity through music.

At the age of 23 Alexander Zemtsov was appointed Principal Viola of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012, after ten years as a leader of the viola section of the the LPO he left to dedicate himself entirely to his demanding career as soloist and conductor. 

 

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“Alexander Zemtsov is a musician of high talent and strong persuasion”

Kurt Masur

Under the baton of Alexander Zemtsov performed some of the world’s finest soloist: Mischa Maisky, Lars Anders Tomter, Simon Trpceski, Denitsa Laffchieva, Albrecht Menzel, Gordon Nikolic, Roman Simovic, Jan Mracek, Philippe Pierlot, Boris Garlitsky and Tabea Zimmermann.

A recording contract between Toccata Classics London and Alexander Zemtsov as a conductor has started in 2017.

As soloist Alexander Zemtsov appeared in the most recognised concert halls performing regularly under conductors such as Neeme Jarvi, Vladimir Jurowski, Leif Segerstam, Alexander Vedernikov, Jukka-Pekka Saraste in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.

Alexander Zemtsov has numerous recordings for Chandos,LPO Live, Navis Classics, Naxos and Toccata Classics.
He appears regularly on TV and Radio.

Born in 1978 into a family of musicians – now a renowned viola dynasty – Alexander Zemtsov attended the class of Elena Ozol at the Gnessin Music School for Gifted Children in Moscow. He continued his education with Marius Nichiteanu, Michael Kugel and Tabea Zimmermann in Germany. He studied conducting with Vladimir Jurowski and Vassily Sinaisky and is taking inspiration in masterclasses from his mentors Kirill Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Kurt Masur, Leif Segerstam, Neeme and Paavo Jarvi.

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Recordings

Paganini Skoryk Caprices

INSO Lviv Orchestra

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Chamber Orchestra Basel Philharmonic Quintet 

Marisa Minder, Guitar

Hanns Haug – Concertino 

Recordings

SCHEDULE

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20 October 2021 

L’Auditori de Barcelona 19:30

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

 

ALEXANDER ZEMTSOV Conductor

Rossini La Cenerentola Overture

Paganini Concerto No 1 Premiere of original Version

Mario Hossen Violin 

P.Tchaikovsky  Swan Lake Selection

 

 
 

19 October 2021 

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

Auditorio National Madrid 

 

ALEXANDER ZEMTSOV Conductor

Rossini La Cenerentola Overture

Paganini Concerto No 1 Premiere of original Version

Mario Hossen Violin 

P.Tchaikovsky  Swan Lake Selection

 

 
 

14 October 2021

Pori Sinfonietta 

Promenadisali 19:30

 

ALEXANDER ZEMTSOV Conductor

Rossini La Cenerentola Overture

Paganini Concerto No 1 Premiere of original Version

Mario Hossen Violin 

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 “Italian”

 

 
 

11 July 2021 

BURGAS OPERA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

Summer Stage Burgas

Sergey Redkin, Sofia Vassilenko (Piano)

Denitsa Laffchieva, Borislav Yotsov (Clarinet)

Yohanna Kamenarska (Violin) 

Atanas Krastev (Cello)

Mario Nikolov (Tenor)

 

ALEXANDER ZEMTSOV Conductor

 

 

 
 

10 MARCH 2021 

SOFIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

Bulgaria Hall

MISCHA MAISKY Cello

ALEXANDER ZEMTSOV Conductor

Rachmaninov Introduction, Women’s Dance, Men’s Dance 

P.Tchaikovsky  – Nocturne for cello and orchestra in D minor

Max Bruch – Kol Nidrei, op.47

C.Saint – Saens – Concerto for cello and orchestra No 1 in A minor, op. 33

 

 

 
 

20 MARCH 2021 

STATE ACADEMIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MOSCOW

TCHAIKOVSKY HALL MOSCOW 

Rachmaninov

Dances from Opera Aleko

Capriccio Bohemien 

Symphony No. 1 

Piano Concerto Concerto No. 2

Alexey Melnikov (Piano) 

 
 

26-28 APRIL 2021 

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

VLADIMIR JUROWSKI 

Asst Cond Alexander Zemtsov

 

Royal Festival Hall

TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake

Intro; Act 1 //

Act 2 //

Act 3, Act 4

 

 
 

22-24 APRIL 2021 

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

VLADIMIR JUROWSKI 

Asst Cond Alexander Zemtsov

 

 

Royal Festival Hall

 

STRAUSS Metamorphosen

STRAUSS Four Last Songs (Miah Persson)

RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 3

19-21 APRIL 2021 

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

VLADIMIR JUROWSKI 

Asst Cond Alexander Zemtsov

 

 

Royal Festival Hall

 

Alexey RETINKSY De Profundis

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham)

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

 
 

1-8 AUGUST 2020

LEAD! ACADEMY FOR CONDUCTORS AND SOLOISTS

FISKARS SUMMER FESTIVAL 

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Jorma Panula, Sakari Oramo international conductors,
Alexander Zemtsov, former Principal Violist, London Philharmonic, and guest principal, Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London, Zurich Tonhalle and others
Tero Latvala, Concertmaster, The Finnish Opera, guest Concertmaster with international orchestras
Kristiina Blaumane, Principal Cellist, London Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 
 

05 MAY 2020 

NAXOS CD Label

NEW CD Release 

Alexander Zemtsov, conductor 

Marisa Minder Guitar

Basel Philharmonic Quintet 

Hans Haug, Castelnuovo-Tedesco 

 
 
 

19 MARCH 2020 

Pori Sinfonietta Finland 

 

Alexander Zemtsov, conductor and viola
Roman Kim, violin
Denitsa Laffchieva, Clarinet 

Giuseppe Tartini Devil’s trill sonata 
Howard Shore, arr. Roman Kim The Lord of the Rings Fantasy, with solo violin, clarinet and viola    
Giya Kancheli A Little Daneliade 
Felix Mendelssohn 1st Symphony 

 

 

 
 
 

06 FEBRUARY 2020 

National Opera of Ukraine Kyiv

 

Ravel Bolero

Ballet

Scenario by L. Soloshyn and A. Shekera.

 

 
 
 

06 OCTOBER 2019

Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Berlioz- Harold in Italy
Alexander Zemtsov- Viola

Alexander Vedernikov- Conductor

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

04 OCTOBER 2019

Utrecht, Netherlands

Berlioz- Harold in Italy
Alexander Zemtsov- Viola

Alexander Vedernikov- Conductor

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

 

17-27 AUGUST 2019

Aurora and  LEAD! Viola Mentoring 

Conducting Assistance for J P Saraste 

Stockholm and Trollhatten Sweden 

 

Mendelssohn Symphony No3

Beethoven Symphony No 5

Mahler Symphony No 1

22-25 JULY 2019

Concerts Schloss Hohenpriessnitz, Germany

Taurida Orchestra St Petersburg 

Conducting Academy Vassily Sinaisky 

 

 

 

Beethoven – 7th Symphony 
Weber – “Der Freischütz” Overture
Tchaikovsky – 5th Symphony 
Shostakovitch – 1st Symphony

11-20 JULY 2019

Parnu Music Festival

Jarvi Academy

Tallinn, Pärnu Estonia 

L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 2
I. Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite
H. Eller Videvik
R. Strauss Horn  Concerto No. 1

W. A. Mozart Symphony no 38
A. Honegger Symphony no 3

 

27 MARCH 2019 

Lviv Philharmonic Hall 

 

Paganini-Skoryk Caprices Toccata Classics CD Presentation 

24 JANUARY 2019 

Energiaa Beethovenista I
Zemtsov & Viola
Promenadisali Pori Finnland 

Alexander Zemtsov Conductor, Viola 

W. A. Mozart: Bastien ja Bastienne -alkusoitto
Franz Antonio Hoffmeister: Alttoviulukonsertto D-duuri
Igor Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks
Ludvig van Beethoven: Sinfonia nro 3 ”Eroica”

18. DECEMBER 2018

Bulgaria Hall Sofia

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliette

Walton Viola Concerto Tabea Zimmermann Viola

Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

6. DECEMBER 2018 

OZM Dortmund Germany 

Benjamin Yusupov (* 1962) | Konzert für Trompete, Shofar, Klavier und Streichorchester “Listen to our cry”. German Premiere 

27 JANUARY 2017

Bulgaria Hall Sofia

Mozart Symphony No 40

Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations 

Mischa Maisky Cello

Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra 

May 2019 Strauss Don Juan Conductor Coach Orchestra OZM Dortmund 

Apr 2019 Mentoring Chamber Music Maastricht ZUYD University of Music 

March 2019 Konzerthaus Wien Mozart Saal Jess Trio 

February 2019 Concert Basel Philharmonic Quintet Orchestra Concerts and CD Recording 

November 2018 Mozart Concertante Jukka-Pekka Saraste Conductor Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra 

CD Release Premiere Skoryk-Paganini Toccata Classics November 2018

Festival Orchestra NYCMF Stavanger Premiere “Music for the Screen” Bjerkreim November 2018 

September 2018 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante MUPA Bartok Hall Schmid/Boganyi 

September 2018 Beethoven, Schumann, Berlioz Garlitsky, Hulshof, Villa Musica INSO Lviv Opening Season at Lviv Philharmonic Hall 

September 2018 Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, Symphony No 5, Dvorak Cello Concerto Liaoning Symphony Orchestra Shenyang China 

August 2018 Mentor Aurora and LEAD! Jukka-Pekka Saraste 

August 2018 Jarvi Festival Parnu Music Festival Tubin Symphony No 11 

NEWS

New Review: SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

New Review: SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

Berlioz under Simon Rattle “perhaps the exceptional viola solos of Alexander Zemtsov in the “Ballad of the King of Thule” merit a spotlight of their own”

New review from CLOFO.COM

New review from CLOFO.COM

“INSO-Lviv under Alexander Zemtsov gives a rousing account of this music. Maestro Zemtsov skilfully manipulates his massive forces with an attention to dynamics, phrasing and tempos, which brings out all the intricacies of this kaleidoscopic score. “ CLOFO.COM

RHEINPFALZ.DE

RHEINPFALZ.DE

“Energetic and emotional…. The ensemble played consistently compact, intense, and lively, exposed contrast effects, accents and dynamic nuances…The performance at a remarkable level under Alexander Zemtsov…. “ Rheinpfalz.de

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