Vincent de Kort
Maestro Vincent de Kort, born in the Netherlands, is high in demand with the world’s leading opera houses and festivals, including Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg (invited by Valery Gergiev), Royal Swedish Opera, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Oper Leipzig, Scottish Opera, Semperoper Dresden, New National Theatre Tokyo, Opera Bern, Opera Luzern, Vienna’s Schönbrunn Festival, Edinburgh Festival and the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg.
After a career as a cellist in 1995, at the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Vincent de Kort made his conducting debut with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. De Kort’ is a regular guest with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, New Japan Philharmonic and others.
Next year he will make his debut at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Having studied with Mariss Jansons in Oslo, he continued his studies in St. Petersburg with Ilya Musin, the legendary teacher of Valery Gergiev, and was the assistant conductor to Bernard Haitink, William Christie, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Vincent is jury chairman of the highly popular Dutch TV show MAESTRO. In addition to his performing career de Kort is a passionate marathon runner. To learn more, visit his website: www.vincentdekort.com
March 11 9.30 opening ceremony
March 11–15 10 — 14 Workshop with 2 piano
16 — 19 Workshop with orchestra