Gabriella Teychenné

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Conductor

Location: East Midlands

Gabriella Teychenné is a young British conductor of “terrific intelligence, clarity, musicality and focus”.

She began her musical training as a violinist at an early age, and has performed widely as an orchestral player, soloist and chamber musician. She read political philosophy at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) before pursuing her postgraduate musical studies at the Royal College of Music. She is gratefully supported by Help Musicians UK.

At the start of the 2017-2018 season she was mentored by Vladimir Jurowski at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, following which she worked with him and the London Philharmonic Orchestra on projects in London and on tour across Japan. She was invited to become assistant conductor to Barbara Hannigan as part of the Equilibrium (EQ) Young Artists programme, and with whom she has worked with the Munich Philharmonic, and the LUDWIG orchestra. She is a guest member of the music staff at the Staatsoper Hamburg, where she is working on the world premiere of Peter Ruzicka's "Benjamin".

In the 2018-2019 season she will be working extensively as assistant conductor as part of EQ, with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France, Cleveland Orchestra, Julliard Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, preparing repertoire including Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor”, and Berg’s "Violin Concerto" with Christian Tetzlaff. She has been invited to assist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra again on several projects, working in addition alongside the Borodin Quartet.

Curious and versatile, she works in both symphonic and operatic settings and engages in repertoire from early to contemporary. She has conducted several UK and world premieres and enjoys collaborating with current composers, and maintains a wide interest in a variety of musical genres and styles.