Yamada appears regularly with such orchestras as Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orquesta Sinfonica y Coro de RTVE and Tonkünstler-Orchester at the Vienna Musikverein.
He is Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and also holds the same title with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, starting in the 2014/2015 season. In Japan, he holds further titles of Principal Conductor of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Partner with Sendai Philharmonic and Ensemble Orchestral Kanzawa and Music Director of Yokohama Sinfonietta, an ensemble he founded whilst still a student. Passionate about choral repertoire, he is Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus’s Residential Conductor. The chorus have released four CDs with Yamada.
Forthcoming debut appearances include Helsinki Philharmonic, SWR Stuttgart, Orchestre National de Lyon and his USA debut with Utah Symphony Orchestra. He also undertakes a large-scale project to conduct Honegger’s ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ with three orchestras: Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre de Paris at the new Philharmonie hall in Paris. The character of Joan of Arc will be performed by the French actress Marion Cotillard.
Yamada was the winner of the 51st Besancon International Competition for young conductors. Born in Kanagawa, Japan, in 1979, he is now resident in Berlin. In 2011 he received the Idemitsu Music Prize for young artists in Japan.
Photo by: Marco Borggreve
Bizet- L' Arlésienne Suites/ Fauré - Masques et Bergamasques/ Gounod - Faust Ballet Music
RUSSIAN DANCES Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake / Glazunov 2 Concert Waltzes / Shostakovich The Golden Age / Stravinsky Circus Polka
Roussel - Bacchus & Ariane / Debussy - Six Épigraphes Antiques / Poulenc - Les Biches
Manuel de Falla - Noches en los jardines de España / El sombrero de tres picos
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