Ilan Volkov takes his expertise to Asia!
Ilan Volkov, whose technical expertise, clarity of interpretation and vast knowledge is becoming a cornerstone within the world of contemporary music is enjoying a number of invitations in Asia.
A tireless champion of Unsuk Chin's music, Ilan Volkov worked with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in June 17, conducting her Piano concerto and significant extracts from Alice in Wonderland.
In September, the Suntory Foundation for Arts' Summer Festival 2017 launches a challenging programme around composer Georg Friedrich Haas. The evening will feature the world premiere of his Violin concerto, commissioned by Suntory and played by Miranda Cuckson, with the well named Traum in des Sommers Nacht (Japanese Premiere), Friedrich Cerha's Nacht (Japanese Premiere) and Katherine Balch's Leaf Fabric (World Premiere).
During his return to Tokyo in May 2018 with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, his three concerts show his eclectic approach to programming, featuring core works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Bernstein, Shostakovich and a full programme dedicated to Unsuk Chin for Tokyo Opera City's prestigious annual Takemitsu Prize concert.