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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.

On the 27th of May, Gabriel Bebeşelea makes his debut with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov" at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. Joining him on stage are violinist Diana Pasko and pianist Alexey Kudryashov.

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​Gabriel Bebeşelea returns to his hometown of Sibiu to lead the Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra on the 16th of May. The programme features Korngold's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 and Tchakovsky's Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58. Soloist of the evening is Vlad Răceu.

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On the 1st of May, Gabriel Bebeşelea makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall, London. Taking center stage as soloist is violinist Alexandru Tomescu and the programme of the evening includes works by Enescu, Saint-Saëns, Porumbescu and Mozart.

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Gabriel Bebeşelea makes his return to the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra on the 28th of March, presenting a programme featuring Antonín Dvořák's Slavonic Dances op. 46 and Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances

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Gabriel Bebeşelea leads the Romanian National Radio Orchestra on the 15th of March, presenting a programme comprising works by Enescu, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.

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On the 8th of March, Gabriel Bebeşelea is joined by pianist Daniil Kharitonov, as he makes his return to the "Transylvania" State Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme featuring Bartók's Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major in the first part of the concert and the Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms, orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg.

On the 1st of March, Gabriel Bebeşelea leads the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb. The programme features Joseph Haydn's Mass in D minor "Nelsonmesse" and the Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, "Linz Symphony" by W.A. Mozart.

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Gabriel Bebeşelea makes his return to the Romanian Athenaeum, leading the "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra in two concerts on the 21. and 22. February. The programme presents Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter" and "Harold en Italie" by Berlioz, having Răzvan Popovici as soloist.

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Gabriel Bebeşelea leads the "Transylvania" State Philharmonic Orchestra on the 15th of February in a programme featuring Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 "Jupiter" and "Harold en Italie" by Berlioz. Taking center stage as soloist is Răzvan Popovici.

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​Gabriel Bebeşelea returns to Moscow for two concerts with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia on the 31st of January and 5th of February. The first concert takes place at the Rachmaninov Concert Hall and will present Khachaturian's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor (Soloist: Timur Pirverdiev) and Enescu's Symphony No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 13. The second concert takes place at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center and the programme consists of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543 and the Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” by Beethoven.

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On the 18th of January 2019, Gabriel Bebeşelea makes his return with the Ulster Orchestra in a programme featuring Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2 and Sibelius' Symphony No.2. Soloist of the evening is Simon Trpčeski.

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Gabriel Bebeşelea was awarded the Matei Brâncoveanu Award for extraordinary achievements in music for the CD recording of George Enescu’s oratorio "Strigoii" (The Ghosts) and his “Pastorale - Fantaisie pour petite orchestre” with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. The Matei Brâncoveanu Awards ceremony is the outcome of the Alexandrion Grup Foundation efforts that aim to honor the values of Romanian culture.

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