Statement from Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Unfortunately due to travel complications beyond our control it has been necessary to make a further change of guest conductor for this week’s RSNO concerts.
At very much the 11th hour, the Orchestra has been successful in enticing US-based maestro José Luis Gomez to Scotland to commence rehearsals in Glasgow this morning, preparing for programmes in Edinburgh and Glasgow this weekend that feature Shostakovich Symphony No 12 The Year 1917, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No3 with the winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Yekwon Sunwoo, Rachmininov’s Vocalise and the World Premiere of UK Composer Daniel Kidane’s Zulu.
A native of Venezuela, Gomez began his career as a violinist and led orchestras in El Sistema. He was Assistant to Paavo Jarvi at the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and in 2010 won First Prize in the Solti Conducting Competition. José is currently Music Director of the Tuscon Symphony Orchestra. We are grateful that he has stepped in at the last minute and arrived from America with a score of the symphony in his pocket. “Who doesn’t travel with Shostakovich 12?” The concerts are in partnership with Poppyscotland.