Hailed by the Berliner Morgenpost as “a poised orchestral leader”, conductor Eugene Tzigane is often praised for his elegant style, natural musical authority and “almost fanatical precision” (Neue Volksblatt). His reputation as a versatile force on the podium is witnessed by the high level of return engagements throughout Europe, North America and the Far East.
He achieved early recognition winning Second Prize at the 2008 Solti Competition leading to invitations from the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Nordwestdeutsche (NWD) Philharmonie. He was immediately appointed Principal Conductor of the NWD Philharmonie, a position which he held until 2014.
Tzigane enjoys many ongoing relationships with ensembles including with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Lahti Symphony, Umea Symphony and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras. Other recent European engagements have taken him to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Orchestre National d’ile de France, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Since his US debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Tzigane has conducted the symphony orchestras of Oregon, New Jersey, Fort Worth, North Carolina, Columbus and the Rochester Philharmonic. At his Chicago debut conducting the Grant Park Festival Orchestra he was praised by the Chicago Tribune for “bringing freshness and energy”. He conducts regularly in Japan including with the Yomiuri Nippon and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestras and has been to Australia with the Adelaide Symphony and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.
With a natural flair for working with singers, Tzigane made his Bayerische Staatsoper debut conducting a new production of Così fan tutte and more recently took the helm of Die Zauberflöte at Hamburgische Staatsoper, Carmen at Royal Swedish Opera, Die Fledermaus at Frankfurt Oper and last year returned to Stockholm to conduct Giordano Fedora.
Tzigane begins the 18/19 season with a return to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in a mixed programme of works by Britten, Saint-Saens, Smetana and Debussy. Other highlights include return visits to the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Umea Symphony, Helsingborg Symphony and Orchestre National d’ile de France and a performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Eugene Tzigane began his conducting studies at Julliard with James DePreist where he earned the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship. He completed his studies under Jorma Panula at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he was awarded the Franz Berwald Memorial Scholarship and attended masterclasses with Daniel Harding, Michael Tilson-Thomas and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. His other accolades include First Prize at the 2007 Fitelberg Competition and Second Prize at the 2007 Matacic Competition.
On Wednesday 16th January, Eugene Tzigane will conduct a concert featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 2, Hummel’s Fantasie for Viola with soloist Eivind Ringstad and works by Bartok, Kodaly and Weber.
On Wednesday 9th January, Eugene Tzigane will conduct the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in a performance of Debussy’s Prelude a l’Apres Midi d’un Faune, Ravel’s piano concerto in G, Debussy’s Nocturnes and Debussy’s Clair de Lune.
Eugene Tzigane will be conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this week in a series of concerts in Texas.
Eugine Tzigane has now returned after a 3 month period in Sweden after conducting a successful run of Geordano's Fedora
Eugene Tzigane and Chloe Hanslip join forces this week with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in La Coruña.
Eugene Tzigane returns to the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra for concerts on Wednesday 22 November and Thursday 23 November
On Saturday 28 October, Eugene Tzigane debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Brighton Dome
Eugene Tzigane conducts three concerts with Deutsche Staatshphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz on 11, 13 and 14 May.
EUGENE TZIGANE returns to the Tapiola Sinfonietta to conduct Sheng's 'The Blazing Mirage' with cellist Trey Lee, Dvorak's Symphony No 7 and Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos with soloists Colleen Lee and Rachel Cheung (7 April).
EUGENE TZIGANE returns to the Norwegian Radio Orchestra to conduct works by Kuusisto, Tiensuu and Sibelius (17 Feb).