Claus Efland


New release

Chaplin "City Lights"

On the 5th of February 2017, Claus Efland led a live screen performance of Charlie Chaplin´s "City Lights". Efland conducted the Bardi Symphony Orchestra and the sell-out performance was received with standing ovation. The Leicester Mercury reported: "Claus Efland had the measure of the film achieving tight synchronisation throughout".


Efland conducts Rachmaninov

On the 26th of November 2016, Efland directs a performance in the De Montfort Hall in Leicester. In a concert which celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Bardi Symphony Orchestra, Claus Efland conducts one of the great romantic symphonies, Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2. The concert also features the Russian pianist Nikolai ...


Stepping in...

Claus Efland recently stepped in at very short notice for the Italian conductor Giancarlo Andretta. On the 17th of November 2016 he conducted the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra (Denmark) in a programme which included Brahms' Symphony No 3, Hindemith's Organ Concerto (soloist: Thomas Trotter) and the Overture and Dance Scene from ...

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New album

Nordic Atmospheres

After the first CD recording “Concertante”, Claus Efland and Sinfonietta Riga wanted to do something completely different, something everyone taking part can relate to personally. The new album shares very close ties between Scandinavia and the Baltic. It’s like a musical seismographic scan, a topography of Scandinavian and Baltic emotional landscapes. 



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  • 10-02-2016

    Sinfonia Espansiva
    "Barbirolli and the Halle, Karajan and the Berlin Phil, Previn and the LSO, Rattle and the CBSO. These are a few of the great orchestral partnerships of the last fifty years in which conductor and players achieve outstanding results through dedication, inspiration and mutual respect. To these I would add ...

  • 27-05-2015

    Walton Symphony no 1
    "...the layers of orchestral sound blending well, with the players responsive to the drive of Efland´s direction; the ensemble sounding rich and well balanced and the solo parts well performed and meaningful in their own right". (Leicester Mercury) Claus Efland conducting the Bardi Symphony Orchestra at the DeMontfort Hall in Leicester ...

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