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, Gävle Symphony and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestras. Other recent European engagements have taken him to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Orchestre National d’ile de France, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Lahti Symphony, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National 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 and Giordano Fedora at Royal Swedish Opera and Die Fledermaus at Frankfurt Oper.
Tzigane begins the 19/20 season with a return to Japan, this time to conduct the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra in works by Ravel and Mozart alongside Shostakovich Symphony No 10. Other highlights include return visits to the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland to conduct Mahler Symphony No 9, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony and to Poland for concerts with the Filharmonia Pomorska (Bruckner No 4) and Filharmonia Opolska (Bruckner No 9).
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.
Eugene Tzigane conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No 10 and Mozart Piano Concerto K466 with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and Yuko Hisamoto as soloist in Yokohama (7 September).
This week, conductor Eugene Tzigane performs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a concert including works of Beethoven Egmont Overture and Symphony No 4, and McRae Birches.
This week, Tzigane conducts the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra in a programme of Ravel, Jolivet, Debussy and Gipps in Finland.
This week sees conductor Eugene Tzigane performing works by Strauss, Prokofiev and Blitzstein with the MDR Sinfornieorchester at the Brucknerhaus Linz.
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