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10.22.14
Donald Runnicles
DONALD RUNNICLES TO BECOME BBC SSO’S CONDUCTOR EMERITUS
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
09.26.14
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BBCSSO/Runnicles review – a gripping display of Russian force
The Guardian
09.01.14
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Prom 58: Salome review – intense, unsparing and magnificent
The Guardian
08.31.14
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Salome, Deutsche Oper, BBC Prom 58, Royal Albert Hall, review: 'overwhelming'
The Telegraph
08.08.14
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Proms 23: BBCSSO / NYCoS / Runnicles review - clarity and momentum
The Guardian
04.27.14
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BBCSSO / Donald Runnicles, City Halls, Glasgow - review
Financial Times
04.27.14
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BBC SSO/Runnicles - Mahler's Ninth review - 'a forthright, noble performance'
The Guardian
03.27.14
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Britten with film accompaniment
ConcertoNet
03.21.14
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Guest conductor masters PSO roles
Pittsburgh Tribune
12.09.13
Donald Runnicles, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos, Ravi Shankar, Minnesota Orchestra , Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir , Ian Bostridge, New York Polyphony
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OPUS 3 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR A 2014 GRAMMY
Grammy.com
09.30.13
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BBC SSO / Runnicles
Herald Scotland
09.20.13
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BBC SSO/Runnicles – review
The Guardian
09.20.13
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Classical review: BBC SSO: Mahler 5, Glasgow
The Scotsman
08.15.13
Donald Runnicles, Alexandre Tharaud, Emanuel Ax, Nikolai Lugansky, Vilde Frang, Daniel Hope, Leonidas Kavakos, Ian Bostridge
Congratulations to the 2013 Echo Klassik Award Winners
08.06.13
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Prom 29: BBC SSO / Runnicles at Royal Albert Hall, London *****
music OMH
08.05.13
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Prom 29: Tannhäuser, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Runnicles
The Arts Desk
05.30.13
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Drama & Timbre: Donald Runnicles conducts Brahms and Britten
Tagesspiegel
05.18.13
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ASO review: Runnicles leads orchestra, chorus in poignant, all-French tribute to Neil Williams
ArtsATL
04.28.13
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Capturing the nuances of Brahms and Mozart
Philadelphia Inquirer
04.15.13
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BBC SSO, City Hall, Glasgow
Herald Scotland
04.11.13
Donald Runnicles, Philadelphia Orchestra
Donald Runnicles to conduct Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2013 China Residency
Philadelia Orchestra
02.07.13
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Donald Runnicles' thrilling Inverness debut
John O'Groat Journal
02.04.13
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BBC SSO - Empire Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness, 2 February 2013
Northings (Scotland)
01.25.13
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Critical Acclaim for Peter Grimes with Deutsche Oper Berlin
01.01.13
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BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Donald Runnicles - Hyperion *****
Audiophile Audition
08.13.12
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Runnicles: BBC SSO, Usher Hall
Herald Scotland
08.05.12
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Proms 27: BBCSSO/Runnicles – Review; Royal Albert Hall, London
The Guardian
08.03.12
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Proms 27: Donald Runnicles conducts Wagner & Bruckner
ClassicalSource.com
05.09.12
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BBC SSO, City Halls, Glasgow
Herald Scotland
05.08.12
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BBCSSO/Runnicles – review
The Guardian (UK)
09.28.11
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Donald Runnicles extends his contract to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra till 2015
BBC
06.15.11
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SF Opera’s Ring des Nibelungen
SFist.com
06.15.11
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At long last, S.F. Opera’s sumptuous ‘Rheingold’
San Jose Mercury News
06.09.11
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Zambello’s “Ring” Comes Full Circle in SF
Musical America
06.06.11
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World’s end compels experiencing Wagner’s ‘Ring’ again
San Francisco Examiner
05.31.11
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'Siegfried' review: SF Opera's Nina Stemme soars
San Francisco Chronicle
05.30.11
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San Francisco Opera ‘Siegfried’ here, ‘Ring’ not far behind
San Francisco Examiner
04.10.11
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BBC SSO / Donald Runnicles – review
The Guardian
02.14.11
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Review: Brahms Requiem, Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Scotsman
02.13.11
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BBC SSO/Runnicles, City Halls, Glasgow
Financial Times (UK)
01.03.11
Alisa Weilerstein & Lera Auerbach , Miro Quartet , Courtney Lewis, Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Gene Scheer, Jeremy Denk, Garrick Ohlsson, Yuja Wang, James Ehnes, Ryu Goto, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Anoushka Shankar, Brooklyn Rider , Minnesota Orchestra , Michelle DeYoung, Francesca Zambello, Chanticleer
Opus 3 Artists's Best of 2010
10.04.10
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BBC SSO, City Hall, Glasgow
The Herald
10.03.10
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BBCSSO/Runnicles, City Halls, Glasgow
Financial Times
10.03.10
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Classical concert review: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Scotsman
08.30.10
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EIF: A new wonder of the world
Herald Scotland
08.04.10
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Proms 2010: Prom 23: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Runnicles
The Telegraph (UK)
08.04.10
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Prom 23: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Runnicles, Royal Albert Hall
The Independent (UK)
04.12.10
Matthias Pintscher, Donald Runnicles
BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS MATTHIAS PINTSCHER AS ITS FIRST-EVER ARTIST-IN-ASSOCIATION
The Herald Scotsman
04.09.10
Donald Runnicles, Sarah Chang, Colin Currie
Grand Teton Music Festival 2010
21C Media Group
03.23.10
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Christine Brewer/City Halls, Glasgow
The Scotsman
03.18.10
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Why Classical Music is Flowering in Scotland
The Times Online (UK)
01.06.10
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ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR DONALD RUNNICLES
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
12.22.09
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Moving Masses
Berliner Zeitung
12.20.09
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Large & Refined; A monumental experience: Donald Runnicles conducts the "German Requiem” in the Philharmonie.
Der Tagesspiegel
12.20.09
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200 Singers ennoble the "German Requiem"
Berliner Morgenpost
10.15.09
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A “Death in Venice” to Top Them All
MusicalAmerica.com
10.12.09
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The Scotsman
10.07.09
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DONALD RUNNICLES CONDUCTS THE BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA-2 LIVE BROADCASTS
BBC Scotland
01.27.09
Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES SEASON LIVE VIA WEBCAST
08.02.08
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‘It’s in my bones’
Financial Times
11.08.07
Donald Runnicles, Cho-Liang Lin
ASO Plays Funny German Music
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
10.31.07
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DONALD RUNNICLES APPOINTED GENERAL MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN
21 C Media Group
10.02.07
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra appoints Donald Runnicles as new Chief Conductor
BBC

Conductor Donald Runnicles is concurrently the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Chief Conductor the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming. He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Runnicles enjoys close and enduring relationships with several of the most significant opera companies and orchestras, and is especially celebrated for his interpretations of Romantic and post-Romantic symphonic and opera repertoire which are core to his musical identity. 

2014-15 season highlights include a new production of Berlioz's Les Troyens at San Francisco Opera; new productions at the DOB of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, along with eight revival titles; and guest conducting engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchestre Zürich, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Prior posts include San Francisco Opera, where he was Music Director from 1992-2008 and during his tenure led world premieres of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, Conrad Susa's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and the U.S. premiere of Messiaen’s Saint François d’Assise; Chief Conductor of New York's Orchestra of St. Luke's; and General Music Director of the Freiburg theater and orchestra from 1989-1993.  

Mr. Runnicles' most recent recording of Wagner arias with Jonas Kaufmann and the DOB orchestra won the 2013 Gramophone prize for best vocal recording, and his extensive discography contains complete recordings of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Britten’s Billy Budd, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Maestro Runnicles was awarded the OBE in 2004 and holds honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

    

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