Ilan Volkov
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1976-09-08
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Ilan Volkov

Ilan Volkov Biography (BBC)

Israel-born Ilan Volkov was appointed Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 2003, becoming Principal Guest Conductor in 2009. He took up his current appointment as Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

A frequent guest with leading orchestras worldwide, he works regularly with a wide range of ensembles, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, and Ensemble Modern.

In 2012 he initiated, curated and directed Tectonics, a three-day festival of contemporary music, at Reykjavík’s Harpa concert hall, which celebrated the centenary of John Cage. The following year, the series which combined contemporary classical music with other new music genres, such as improvisation, electronics and rock, took place in both Reykjavík and Glasgow, featuring the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and BBC SSO respectively. Future projects with the BBC SSO include a concert to be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s late-night contemporary music series Hear and Now, featuring recent works from composers Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis, and in May another Tectonics festival in Glasgow.

His many recordings with the BBC SSO include two CDs of Stravinsky’s ballet scores, a Gramophone Award-winning disc of Britten’s complete works for piano and orchestra with Steven Osborne, and Liszt’s three Funeral Odes. His CD of works by Jonathan Harvey, Body Mandala, received a Gramophone Award in 2008.

Ilan Volkov is one of the guiding forces behind Levontin 7. This performance venue, among the most adventurous in Tel Aviv, brings together diverse genres, including classical, jazz, electronic and rock music. The enterprise reflects his determination to keep alive the creative spirit and sense of artistic adventure that shaped so many works composed during the opening decades of the last century.

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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Brahms A German Requiem
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Glasgow City Halls
2020-03-19T01:42:58
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Tectonics 2020: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1
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Glasgow City Halls
2020-05-02T01:42:58
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Tectonics 2020: Cat Hope: Shivering Shoulders
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Glasgow City Halls
2020-05-02T01:42:58
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BBC Philharmonic 2019-20 Season: Sibelius/Debussy/Tom Coult/Respighi
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Past BBC Events

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: BBC SSO at Sage
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Sage Gateshead
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22
Feb
2020
BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: BBC SSO at Sage

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: BBC SSO at Sage

Sage Gateshead
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale
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Maida Vale Studios
2020-01-16T01:42:58
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16
Jan
2020
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale

Maida Vale Studios
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: European premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state
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Barbican, London
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11
Jan
2020
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: European premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season: European premiere of David Lang’s prisoner of the state

Barbican, London
BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Hear and Now: Heinz Holliger
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Glasgow City Halls
2019-12-07T01:42:58
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7
Dec
2019
BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Hear and Now: Heinz Holliger

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Hear and Now: Heinz Holliger

Glasgow City Halls
BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Richard Strauss Don Quixote
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Glasgow City Halls
2019-11-14T01:42:58
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14
Nov
2019
BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Richard Strauss Don Quixote

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Richard Strauss Don Quixote

Glasgow City Halls

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