Leverhulme Conducting Fellow steps in to conduct BBC SSO’s Brahms’s German Requiem in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Leverhulme Conducting Fellow steps in to conduct BBC SSO’s Brahms’s German Requiem in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Published: 12/03/2020

Teresa Riveiro Böhm, a Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Leverhulme Conducting Fellow in partnership with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO), will step in next week to conduct the BBC SSO’s performances of Brahms’s German Requiem in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Riveiro Böhm replaces Ilan Volkov who is well, but has had to withdraw as a result of travel restrictions around the coronavirus (Covid-19). This week Riveiro Böhm took part in a conducting workshop with the BBC SSO and the orchestra is delighted that she has agreed to step in at such short notice. The programme and other billed artists remain unchanged.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “I’m delighted to see one of our talented Conducting Fellows receive this fantastic opportunity with the BBC SSO.

“It’s a tremendous credit to Teresa, to our conducting programme and our wonderful partnership with BBC SSO. We look forward very much to this performance.”

Teresa led the ensemble of the RCS and Red Note performance of Eight Songs for a Mad King at Cottiers Theatre last month. It received a five-star review in The Herald. She also conducted a performance of recent RCS opera The Rape of Lucretia.

Teresa won the Neeme-Järvi-Prize at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival 2019 and in 2018 was presented with the Special Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement by the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz.

She first gained experience as a conductor through a number of choirs and orchestras in Vienna, including the Cappella Albertina Wien choir, of which she was Artistic Director.

She has assisted with opera productions such as Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Oper Burg Gars in Austria, and other choral works, including Mendelssohn Elijah in Trier Cathedral as part of the Mosel Music Festival, and with Bruckner’s Symphony No.9 at Cologne Cathedral.

The concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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