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[Kazuki] lets his orchestra play so immediately, so directly, so joyfully that you don't miss them at any moment.

Suddeutsche Zeitung
Munich Isarphilharmonie, 10 March 2024

After ten incredible concerts in ten different cities across Europe, we're officially back home in Birmingham⁠! Joining Kazuki Yamada and the orchestra on tour were soloists Alice Sara Ott and María Dueñas, as well as twenty-four of our wonderful members.

The repertoire included classics such as Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 and Violin Concerto, alongside Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Walton's Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, and Elgar's Enigma Variations.

It was a true joy sharing our music overseas again, here are some of our highlights.

Where have we been?

  • Tuesday 5 March, Audimax, Regensburg
  • Wednesday 6 March, Congress Centrum, Hannover
  • Thursday 7 March, Elbphilaharmonie, Hamburg
  • Saturday 9 March, Alte Oper, Frankfurt
  • Sunday 10 March, Isarphilharmonie, Munich
  • Monday 11 March, Philharmonie, Kölner
  • Tuesday 12 March, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Antwerp
  • Thursday 14 March, Tonhalle, Düsseldorf
  • Friday 15 March, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
  • Saturday 16 March, Vatroslav Lisinski Hall, Zagreb

What the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its new chief conductor Kazuki Yamada, accomplished in the sold-out Grand Hall of the Alte Oper was a veritable firework display of orchestral radiance and precision.

Frankfurter Allgemeine
Frankfurt Alte Oper, 9 March 2024

...In this impressive form the CBSO is likely to be the current number one in the United Kingdom. Rarely has such euphoric cheering for the experience been heard in the Alte Oper Frankfurt.

Online Merker
Frankfurt Alte Oper, 9 March 2024

A master concert in the truest sense of the word: The CBSO plays masterfully under Kazuki Yamada in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall. And María Dueñas lets us hear Beethoven's Violin Concerto in a completely new way. Sounding embers!

Klassik Begeistert
Cologne Philharmonie, 12 March 2024

Chief Conductor Kazuki Yamada shares chocolates with the musicians during an encore at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Antwerp.

The maestro conducted the long piece by heart and used undisguised communication with his musicians to depict every detail razor-sharp.

Kultur Medien
Cologne Philharmonie, 11 March 2024

An experience to remember with one of the world's best orchestras.

Liniski News