Semyon Bychkov 70

The Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Czech Philharmonic Semyon Bychkov will celebrate his jubilee with three exceptional concerts. For the first time he invites the Czech Youth Philharmonic to join the subscription programme. Together they will launch the celebrations on his birthday, 30 November.

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"I am looking forward to having members of the Czech Philharmonic on the same stage with our young student orchestra in this programme. This is one of the best birthday presents I could have received."

Semyon Bychkov

On the occasion of his 70th birthday, Semyon Bychkov has prepared three special evenings for the audience. Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony will be performed by the Czech Youth Philharmonic, for whom this is a premiere performance as part of the subscription concerts. 

Bychkov has conducted Beethoven's Fifth Symphony only once as chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic. In June 2020, at an Open Air concert at the Sychrov State Chateau, he dedicated it to the health workers fighting against covid. Now it will be performed by the Czech Youth Philharmonic, which, alongside Semyon Bychkov, has been intensively prepared by Robert Kružík and Josef Špaček. 

Then the Chief Conductor and the Czech Philharmonic will perform Dmitri Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. For Semyon Bychkov this piece is personally important. He made his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1985.

The jubilee, the two Fifth Symphonies and the festive atmosphere of the Dvořák Hall promise a magnificent experience. And thunderous applause is the best birthday congratulations.

Happy birthday, maestro!