Daniel Raiskin will conduct the Bruges based Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen in a series of 6 concerts in the main cities of Belgium between 15 and 24 March 2012 performing Mussorgsky 'Night on a bald mountain', Shostakovich Symphony no 9 and Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 4 with pianist Vitaly Samoshko.
15 March Brussels, Bozar
19 March Antwerpen, De Singel
20 March Brugge, Concertgebouw
23 March Hasselt, Cultureel Centrum
24 March Gent, De Bijloke
A son of a prominent musicologist, Daniel Raiskin grew up in St Petersburg, where he studied viola and conducting. Inspired to take up the baton by an encounter with the distinguished teacher Lev Savich, he also took classes with such maestri as Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Milan Horvat, Woldemar Nelson und Jorma Panula. At the age of 20, Daniel Raiskin left the Soviet Union to continue his studies in Amsterdam and Freiburg, and was soon in demand as one of Europe's leading viola players, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
He chose to make a gradual transition into a conducting career and soon became recognised as one of the most versatile conductors of the younger generation. Raiskin, who cultivates a broad repertoire, often looks beyond the mainstream in his strikingly conceived programmes.
Since 2005, Daniel Raiskin has been Chief Conductor of the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz, and since 2008 has held the same title with the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra in the Polish city of Lodz. His guest engagements across Europe and Asia include the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Czech Radio Symphony, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Latvian National Orchestra, Malmö Symfoniorkester, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Polish National Radio Symphony of Warsaw and Katowice, Prague Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, RTE Orchestra Dublin, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Bratislava, Staatskapelle Halle, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, Stavanger Symfoniorkester, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Symfonie Orkest Vlaanderen and the Zagreb Philharmonic.