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Anastasia Kobekina joins Gabriel Bebeselea leads the Philharmonic Orchestra of North Macedonia for a concert on the 26th of November at the Philharmonic Hall in Skopje. The evening’s programme comprises Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 and Carl Maria von Weber's Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 19.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea has been named Principal Conductor of the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Bucharest starting with the 2020/21 concert season. At 33 years of age, he becomes the youngest Principal Conductor in the history of this prestigious institution. The appointment is the culmination of many successful appearances with the orchestra over the last years and was announced on Thursday at the Romanian Athenaeum. Bebeșelea, former Principal Conductor of the National Romanian Opera House of Cluj-Napoca and the Romanian National Opera of Iaşi, is also Princapal Conductor of the "Transylvania" State Philharmonic Orchestra of Cluj-Napoca, Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic of North Macedonia and Artistic Director of the ensemble Musica Ricercata.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea returns to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin for two concerts on the 25th and 26th of September at the Konzerthaus Berlin. The programme features the Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 and Carl Maria von Weber's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 19. Taking center stage as soloist is fellow Romanian pianist Daniel Ciobanu.

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Starting September 5th and until October, Mezzo Live HD will broadcast Gabriel Bebeșelea's concert leading the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov' and having Ray Chen as soloist, performance that was recorded at the George Enescu Festival in 2019. The programme features George Enescu's "Pastorale-Fantaisie", Korngold's Violin Concerto in D major op. 35 and Tchaikovsky's "Manfred Symphony". A full schedule of the broadcasts can be found here.

On the 3rd of September, Gabriel Bebeșelea kicks off his 2020/21 season returning to the Philharmonic Orchestra of North Macedonia. For the season opener, Gabriel Bebeșelea will lead Mahler's " The Song of the Earth", featuring mezzo Heike Wessels and tenor Corby Welch as soloists.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea makes his North American debut, as he leads the Kitchener-Waterloo Orchestra in two concerts at the Centre In The Square, Kitchener. The concerts take place on the 6th and 7th of March and feature Enescu's "Pastorale - Fantaisie pour petite orchestre" (American Premiere), Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 and the Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann.

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On the 26th of February, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the Romanian Radio Chmaber Orchestra at the Radio Hall in Bucharest, in a programme presenting Franz Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style, the Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 by W.A. Mozart (Soloist: Lucica Triță) and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36.

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After starting the year with concerts alongside the "Transylvania" State Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir (10. January - Auditorium Maximum, Cluj-Napoca), the Romanian Youth Orchestra (15. January - Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest) and the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra (22. & 23. January - Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest), Gabriel Bebeșelea returns to Moscow to lead the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia on the 16th of February in Spanish themed programme featuring Chabrier´s España, rhapsody for orchestra, Lalo's Symphonie espagnole in D minor, Op. 21 and Ravel's Alborada del gracioso and Rapsodie espagnole. Soloist is violinist Timur Pirverdiev.

For his last concert of the year, Gabriel Bebeșelea returns to the Wiener Musikverein on the 8th of December, leading the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava and soprano Kateřina Kněžíková in a programme featuring Mozart’s Overture to „La clemenza di Tito“, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Mahler's Symphony No. 4.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea continues his string of debuts, as he makes his debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in two concerts at the Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore on the 22. and 23. November. Soloists of the evening are brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen, and their representation of Mozart's Concerto No. 10 for 2 pianos, K. 365 is sure to delight. The concerts are kicked off by the Asian premiere of the “Pastorale-Fantaisie” by Gabriel Bebeselea's great Romanian compatriot, George Enescu. Recently rediscovered and prepared for performance by Bebeșelea himself, it is an intriguing partner to Beethoven’s beloved "Pastoral Symphony”, which is presented in the second half part of the concerts.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea debuts with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, conducting two concerts on the 31st of October and the 1st of November at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse. The programme of the concerts includes works by J.S. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Dukas, Mussorgsky and Beethoven.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea makes his debut with the Barcelona Symphony and National Orchestra of Catalonia (OBC), conducting three concerts on the 11th, 12th and 13th October at l'Auditori in Barcelona. Joining him on stage is pianist Simon Trpceski and the programme consists of Rouken's "Morphic Waves", Rachmaninoff's Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 and the Manfred Symphony by Tchaikovsky.

On the 26th of September, Gabriel Bebeșelea makes his debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin at the Konzerthaus Berlin, presenting the world premiere of George Enescu's  oratorio "Strigoii" (The Ghosts) and Grieg's Peer Gynt suites. Enescu's "Strigoii" was recorded by Gabriel Bebeșelea and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin in 2017 and released on CD in 2018.

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Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” on the 12th of September at the Grand Palace Hall in Bucharest. The concert takes place in the frames of the George Enescu Festival and will feature star violinist Ray Chen as soloist. The evening’s programme comprises Enescu’s "Pastorale-Fantaisie”, the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 by Korngold and Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58.

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On the 25th of July, Gabriel Bebeșelea led the ensemble Musica Ricercata in a concert at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. This was the last concert of the highly acclaimed BaRockIN’ Transylvania tour that saw Musica Ricercata and soprano Rodica Vica perform in several Romanian cities.

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Between 16. - 19. July, the Musica Ricercata Festival Opus 1 takes place in Sibiu / Hermannstadt. The festival was founded and is curated by Gabriel Bebeșelea and features recitals, open discussions with personalities from the cultural sector and orchestral performances, focusing on re-discovered baroque manuscripts and the performance of long forgotten masterpieces by Transylvanian composers. On the last day of the festival, Gabriel Bebeșelea leads the ensemble Musica Ricercata in a programme entitled "BaRockIN’ Transylvania”, which explores the musical synchronicity between the Transylvanian and the Western-European culture.

After the festival, Musica Ricercata embarks on a Romanian tour under the baton of Gabriel Bebeșelea and featuring soprano Rodica Vica as soloist, and will perform in Cluj-Napoca, Brașov, Mediaș and at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest. This project marks the first collaboration between Musica Ricercata and the European Union Youth Orchestra as part of their recently signed partnership agreement.

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