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Season 2018/2019

The season 2018/2019 starts with a performance at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester, where Claus Efland conducts Bardi Symphony Orchestra in a programme including Brahms' Symphony No 1. Other highlights of the season will include a return to Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and tours in South America with Orquesta ...

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Season 2017/2018

Highlights of the season 2017/18 include a re-invitation to the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. After a highly successful performance of Brahms' 3rd Symphony in November 2016, Efland returns to conduct Johan Svendsen 2nd Symphony, Schumann Piano Concerto and Weber Freischutz Overture.  In January 2018, Claus Efland is back at the ...

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Danish National Opera

For the Season 2019/2020, Claus Efland will be conducting Mozart's opera The Abduction From The Seraglio at the Danish National Opera. This will be a new production, directed by Philipp Kochheim. After the Premiere, the production goes on tour and is performed under Efland's baton by Odense Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg ...

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Claus Efland conducts Vaughan Williams

Claus Efland's recent performance of Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra in the De Montfort Hall in Leicester, received great critical acclaim from audience and press alike. Neil Crutchley from Leicester Mercury reported: "Efland held the overall structure of the piece together with a remarkable sureness of ...

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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".

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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 ...

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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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Gerontius

On the 16th of October 2016, Claus Efland returns to the De Montfort Hall in Leicester to direct a landmark performance with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra of Sir Edward Elgar´s oratorio "The Dream of Gerontius" with more than 250 people on stage. Recently, when Efland conducted the Bardi Symphony Orchestra in ...

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Music Director

Due to Claus' successful work with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra unanimously agreed to extend his contract with 3 more years. Claus will remain Music Director in Leicester until the end of the season 2020, and is looking forward to performing more great concerts in and around Leicester.

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Peteris Vasks 70th Birthday

In April 2016 Peteris Vasks celebrates his 70th Birthday. On his latest CD release "Nordic Atmospheres", together with Sinfonietta Riga (Challenge Records), Claus Efland interpretates Peteris Vasks' beautifully written "Musica Dolorosa". Vasks attended all rehearsals and recording sessions. After the last session, the composer declared this recording of his "Musica ...

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More Nielsen...

After the success of Nielsen´s 3rd Symphony with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra, Claus travelled to Sweden to conduct more Nielsen! On February the 14th, Claus conducted Lund´s Stadsorkester in Carl Nielsen´s 2nd Symphony (Four Temperaments). A performance which was enthusiastically received and regarded as one of the finest musical achievements ...

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Sinfonia Espansiva

In February 2016, Music Director Claus Efland and the Bardi Symphony Orchestra performed Carl Nielsen´s Symphony No 3 at the De Montford Hall in Leicester. This was the Leicester premiere of Nielsen´s Sinfonia Espansiva. Efland´s work with the Bardi continues to impress according to Neil Crutchley´s brilliant review: "Barbirolli and ...

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New Year in Berlin

2016 started well off with New Years Concerts at the Berliner Konzerthaus, where Claus conducted the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg attended by more than 15000 people in 11 sold-out concerts. Works including Lehar´s Gold and Silver Waltz, Berstein´s Candide Overture and highlights from My Fair Lady, were given elegant and stylish ...

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Reumert Award 2015

During the spring 2015, Claus Efland conducted the world premiere of the opera Andre Bygninger (Other Buildings) by Andy Pape at the Fynske Opera in Denmark. The highly acclaimed performances received the most prestigious Danish Opera Award, the Reumert Award 2015, with the nomination: Opera of the Year. 

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Brilliantly conducted...

In April and May 2015 the opera Other Buildings, composed by Andy Pape, was first performed in Denmark. Claus Efland led the Odense Symphony Orchestra in co-operation with Opera Funen (Fynske Opera). The production has been nominated the most prestigious Danish opera award, the Reumert Award. About Efland´s conducting, the Danish ...

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Season 2014/2015

The season 2014/2015 starts with a performance at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester, where Claus Efland conducts the Bardi Symphony Orchestra in a Scandinavian programme with pieces by Nielsen, Grieg and Sibelius. Other highlights of the season will include a return to the Fynske Opera and Odense Symphony Orchestra ...

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A Winner

The new CD Nordic Atmospheres is highly praised worldwide and regarded as one of the leading discs with music from Scandinavia and Latvia. The American music magazine Fanfare says the CD is "a winner" and The Irish Times writes "brilliant readings". The review of the Dutch Opus Klassiek concludes: "There ...

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Mozart in Brazil

In April 2014 Claus Efland is travelling to Brazil for the first time. He will be working with the Orquestra Filarmonica de Goias and the programme will include: Carl Maria von Weber: Overture: Der Freischütz. Jean Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor op 47. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 41 ...

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Success at Konzerthaus Berlin

„Brilliant as usual the Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg performs, under its much-beloved guest conductor Claus Efland, a superb programme“.  Attended by more than 15000 people in 11 sold-out concerts, the traditional New Year Concerts at Konzerthaus Berlin set new musical standards. The programme this year included pieces by Rossini, Puccini, Elgar, Johann ...

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New CD "Concertante" released

The first of a series of CDs has been released internationally by Challenge Records. With Sinfonietta Riga, “Concertante” includes music by Lachner, Danzi, Belloli and Jadin.

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New Year 2014

For the fourth successive year, Claus Efland conducts the New Year Concerts at the Berliner Konzerthaus with Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg. The 11 concerts – already sold out - will include works by Verdi, Puccini, Sarasate, Bizet and Johann Strauss.

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Standing Ovation in Santa Fe

Claus Efland returns to Argentina, performing Sibelius’s 2nd Symphony with the Orquesta Sinfonica Provincial de Santa Fe to great critical acclaim: “Efland puts his stamp on Santa Fe”.

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Da Da Da Daaa!

Da Da Da Daaa!

Claus Efland conducts one of the most famous symphonies, the 5th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, when he opens the new season with Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland on the 27th of September 2019. The programme includes the Violin Concerto by the polish composer Ludomir Rozycki (1883-1953) with the young violinist Janusz Wawrowski as a soloist. Otto Nicolai´s sparkling "Merry Wives of Windsor" Overture opens the concert, which takes place at the beautiful Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Hall in Lodz.

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  • 19-12-2018

    Efland conducts Britten War Requiem
    „Both choirs and orchestras maintained a tension and accuracy that showed Claus Efland´s admirable technical control, confidence and intimate knowledge of the score. Efland´s interpretation had an emotional power that went beyond the surface of the piece and at times had a searing intensity that took the breath away“. (Leicester ...

  • 01-11-2018

    Efland conducts Brahms Symphony No 1
    "Efland has the relatively rare ability to transmit his feeling for the architecture of the piece from the opening bars through to the last with a sense of purpose and direction that is truly satisfying. Another is his skillful use of subtle rubato which adds countless felicitations to his interpretations ...

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