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Debut with Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra

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 ...

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Season 2019/2020

The season 2019/2020 starts in Poland where Claus Efland makes his debut with Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra in a wonderful programme including Beethoven´s Symphony No 5. Other highlights of the season will include a new production of Mozart´s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Danish National Opera. Furthermore in Denmark, Claus ...

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NielsenĀ“s 5th Symphony in England

In May 2019, Music Director Claus Efland and the Bardi Symphony Orchestra performed Carl Nielsen´s Symphony No 5 at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester. The performance received great critical acclaim: "Efland is simply a formidable conductor and interpreter of this music". (leicesterconcertgoerdiary.wordpress.com) "It helps to have a Danish conductor in charge ...

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Berlioz Te Deum

On the 28th of April 2019, Claus Efland leads a performance of Berlioz'  mighty Te Deum in a joint production with Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and Rome Symphony Orchestra. The concert begins at 8.30 pm and takes place at Saint Paul's Church (Via Nazionale 16a). For sale of tickets, please ...

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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 ...

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Britten War Requiem

Claus Efland received great critical acclaim for his performance of Britten´s War Requiem with Bardi Symphony Orchestra on November the 10th 2018 at Leicester´s De Montfort Hall: „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 ...

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Danish National Opera

In January 2020, Claus Efland starts rehearsing Mozart´s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction From The Seraglio) at the Danish National Opera. Read more about the production including dates here (in Danish) and here (in English).

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Brahms in England

Claus Efland recently opened the new season of the Bardi Symphony Orchestra in England with Brahms' 1st Symphony. The performance received standing ovation and rave reviews: "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 ...

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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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Standing Ovations

On the 15th and 16th of March 2018, Claus Efland returned to Denmark to conduct the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. He performed 2 concerts each featuring the Second Symphony by Johan Svendsen, Schumann Piano Concerto (soloist: Zlata Chochieva) and Weber's Overture Der Freischütz. Both concerts received standing ovations and the newspaper ...

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Ein Heldenleben

Efland returns to the Bardi Symphony Orchestra on the 13th of May 2018 at Leicester's De Montfort Hall in a spectacular performance of Richard Strauss' mighty Ein Heldenleben (A Hero´s Life). Before the interval, Marina Chiche (Violin), Guy Johnston (Cello) and Tom Poster (Piano) join the orchestra for Beethoven Triple ...

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Svendsen in Aarhus

On the 15th and 16th of March 2018, Claus Efland is performing with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Denmark. The programme includes Weber Freischütz Overture, Schumann Piano Concerto with Zlata Chochieva as a soloist and Johan Svendsen Symphony No 2. In November 2016, Claus stepped in at a short notice and ...

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Beethoven Eroica

Music Director Claus Efland is returning Leicester in England where he will concduct the Bardi Symphony Orchestra on Sunday the 4th of February 2018 at the De Montfort Hall. The programme features Beethoven's great Symphony No 3 "Eroica" and a performance of Sibelius' virtuosic Violin Concerto with Tamsin Waley-Cohen as soloist. The ...

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New Year 2018

Celebrate New Year in January 2018 with Claus Efland and the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg at Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin in a spectacular programme including Bartered Bride Overture by Smetana, Salut for August Bournonville by Lumbye, Radetzky March and many other favourites by Rossini, Donizetti, Rachmaninov, Offenbach and Lehar. Back ...

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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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Espana!

Just few tickets are left when Claus Efland conducts the Bardi Symphony Orchestra in an all Spanish affair on Sunday the 12th of June at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester. The programme includes pieces by de Falla, Chabrier, Albeniz, Ravel, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rodrigo's popular Concierto de Aranjuez featuring guitarist ...

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Concerts in Rome

In May Claus returns to Rome to conduct two performances of Mozart's Great C minor Mass KV 427. He will be working with the Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists of the Accademia d'Opera Italiana. Dates: Saturday, 14th of May, 8.30 pm, All Saints' Anglican Church Sunday, 15th of May, 6.30 pm, San Paolo Entro la ...

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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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Britten War Requiem

Britten War Requiem

Claus Efland received great critical acclaim for his performance of Britten´s War Requiem with Bardi Symphony Orchestra on November the 10th 2018 at Leicester´s De Montfort Hall:

„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 Mercury)

Efland had a clear vision with everything at his fingertips, which obviously gave to all the security needed to ascend this Everst of music“.  (leicesterconcertgoerdiary.wordpress.com).

 

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  • 19-08-2019

    Efland conducts Nielsen Symphony No 5
    "Efland is simply a formidable conductor and interpreter of this music". (leicesterconcertgoerdiary.wordpress.com) "It helps to have a Danish conductor in charge - especially one a inspiring and comitted as Claus Efland. He knows every note of these symphonies and he knows exactly what he wahts from the music and the players". (Leicester ...

  • 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 ...

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