Wilson Hermanto
A | CH | EE | Diverse
Jakarta | Indonesien
Peabody Conservatory of Music (Baltimore), Manhattan School of Music (New York), Student von Carlo Maria Giulini (Scuola Musica di Fiesole), Pierre Boulez (Lucerne Festival Academy) und Sir Colin Davis

Mariinsky Theatre (Mozart Don Giovanni), Orchestre national de Lyon (Varèse Amériques), Orchestre philharmonique de radio France, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Cleveland Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra (Mozart late Symphony cycle), Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra with Lang Lang, BBC National Orchestra of Wales



Short Biography
Praised for his deep musicianship, natural authority, exuberant energy and elegance as conductor,, Wilson Hermanto has built up a prolific international career. His current 2015-16 schedule includes conducting a production of Mozart Don Giovanni at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg as well as symphony concerts with the Mariinsky Orchestra at the invitation of their legendary Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev. As a former Boulez protégé Mr. Hermanto recently conducted Boulez’s 90th anniversary celebration in Geneva with the new music group Ensemble Contrechamps.

Wilson Hermanto has a particularly strong profile in France where he appeared with Orchestre national de Lyon, Orchestre philharmonique de radio France, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre national de Lorraine, Orchestre national d’Île de France, Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre symphonique de Nancy as well as at Festival de la Grange de Meslay. In Season 2016-17 Mr. Hermanto will make his debut with Orchestre symphonique de l'opéra de Toulon as well as a return engagement with the English Chamber Orchestra in their Subscription series at Cadogan Hall in London.

Other recent notable highlights include performances with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken for televised Richard Strauss program celebrating the composer’s 150th anniversary, the Prague Symphony Orchestra for critically acclaimed Ravel complete Daphnis et Chloé, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover, the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, the English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Genève, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley in San Jose, California, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra with the pianist Lang Lang, Orquesta filarmónica de Bogotá, Orquesta filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico and Verdi Requiem with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia of Chinese descent, the Indonesian-American Wilson Hermanto’s musical training began with the piano and the violin. He graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music majoring in violin and pursued conducting study from the Manhattan School of Music with the late Swedish Maestro Sixten Ehrling. Sir Colin Davis became a close musical mentor who took personal interest in shaping Mr. Hermanto’s conducting skills. Mr. Hermanto was also one of the last pupils in the famous conducting class of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini at Scuola Musica di Fiesole in Italy, a conducting Fellow at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Centre and a Fellow at the invitation of Pierre Boulez to work with the Maestro at the Lucerne Festival Academy.

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