Following early posts as one of three main conductors of the MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig and as principal guest conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, he was appointed music director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.For several years, he also served as principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.5 won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, and they earned Grammy nominations for recordings of Dvořák’s Symphony No.8 and the Symphonic Suite from Janáček’s opera Born in Austria, Manfred Honeck received his musical training at the Academy of Music in Vienna.1905) In his youth Jean Sibelius desperately wanted to be a violinist, but it was not to be.Fortunately for the world, his deep love of the instrument gave us his Violin Concerto, whose American premiere the New York Philharmonic mounted in 1906.a sumptuous ballet with a score of symphonic proportions.Tchaikovsky himself called it a “dancing symphony,” full of impassioned music — from Prince Charming’s delicious kiss to the grand waltz promising a happily-ever-after.
He began his conducting career as assistant to Claudio Abbado and was subsequently engaged by the Zurich Opera House, where he was bestowed the prestigious European Conductor’s Award.
Manfred Honeck received honorary doctorates from several North American universities, and he was awarded the honorary title of professor by the Austrian Federal President.
Learn more about Manfred Honeck Nikolaj Znaider performs as both conductor and violin soloist with the world’s most distinguished orchestras.
Sibelius’s concerto, starring violin virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider, evokes pristine Nordic landscapes.
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957) Violin Concerto (1903, rev.