Romanian-born conductor Ion Marin comes back in Romania at George Enescu Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday to conduct London Symphony Orchestra, one of the most important ones in the world. The internationally renowned conductor has been collaborating with London Symphony Orchestra for 25 years.
The program will include pieces by George Enescu, Edward Grieg and Igor Stravinsky performed by pianist Lars Vogt on Tuesday, while pieces by Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler are scheduled on Wednesday, with Renaud and Gautier Capucon brothers performing at violin and cello.
Since he left Romania in 1986, Ion Marin is coming back in his origin country for the second time after attending Enescu Festival also in 2007 when he conducted the Munich Philharmonics.
Born in 1960 and living now in Switzerland, Ion Marin has conducted famous European orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle din Dresda, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Filarmonica din Sankt Petersburg, London Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker and he also collaborated with great artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Montserrat Caballe, Angela Gheorghiu, Cecilia Bartoli, Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko.
Last week, Berliner Philharmoniker performed a concert at Enescu Festival for the first time in Romania. The orchestra’s musicians said in blog post they were strongly impressed by the Romania audience’s enthusiasm, noting that Bucharest “is a fascinating city, full of contrasts.”