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10/05/2011

Zeitouni appointed Music Director of I Musici

ATMA congratulates one of Canada’s brightest young conductors Jean-Marie Zeitouni on his appointment as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of I Musici de Montréal. He succeeds the founding director Yuli Turovsky, who held the position for 27 years. I Musici is a chamber orchestra of 15 musicians that presents a vast repertoire extending from the baroque to the contemporary.

This announcement follows Zeitouni’s four-year appointment as music director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio last October.

The 36-year old Zeitouni has emerged as a conductor whose eloquent yet fiery style can be seen in a wide range of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. His association with the world-renowned ensemble Les Violons du Roy goes back many years — first as conductor-in-residence, then as associate conductor, and since 2008, as principal guest conductor.

Maestro Zeitouni has made several outstanding recordings on the ATMA label with Les Violons du Roy. Under his leadership, the orchestra has begun to explore 19th and 20th century repertoire in more depth, and won a JUNO Award for its 2006 ATMA recording Piazzolla.

Their most recent ATMA CD, Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations, was nominated for a 2011 JUNO Award and features soprano Karina Gauvin in the song cycle based on poems and prose by Arthur Rimbaud.

“The abandon with which Zeitouni and the orchestra attack the fugues at the end of Prelude and Fugue for 18-Part String Orchestra and Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge makes the music sound dangerously daring, and the playing in Les Illuminations is thrilling in its spontaneity and nuance. Highly recommended.” (AllMusic.com)
 

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