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Praised for his deep musicianship, natural authority and exuberating elegance on the podium, the Indonesian-American conductor Wilson Hermanto made a sensation with his Mozart cycle performances at the Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg during the 2015/16 season. Other recent notable highlights include a televised Richard Strauss program with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken celebrating the composer 150th anniversary and performances with various major French orchestras such as Orchestre national de Lyon, Orchestre philharmonique de radio France, Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre de chambre de Paris. As a former Boulez protégé, Mr. Hermanto also recently conducted the new music group Ensemble Contrechamps at Pierre Boulez's 90th anniversary celebration concert in Geneva.
22 Jan 2016
Wilson Hermanto will make his conducting debut at the famed Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg with a Mozart cycle by invitation of their legendary Artistic and General Director Valery Gergiev...
05 Nov 2015
Wilson Hermanto will make his debut with Ensemble Contrechamps on 17 November at Salle de l’Alhambra. The Geneva based contemporary ensemble will see Wilson conduct a unique...
09 Jul 2015
Conductor Wilson Hermanto returns to the Orquesta Filarmónica Bogotá on July 11, 2015 to conduct both the Orchestra and...
17 Mar 2015
Conductor Wilson Hermanto returns to Orquesta Filarmónica Bogotá this week, culminating in a concert on Saturday March 21 at the León de Greiff Auditorium, 4 pm.
12 Jan 2015
Hermanto conducts Bartok & Liszt; Orchestre national de Lorraine in Metz, January 16 2015. An exciting programme for the first concert of January 2015 at the Arsenal in Metz. ...
18 Dec 2014
Wilson Hermanto’s debut with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken Kaiserlautern in two concerts of Richard Strauss and Bruch in December 2014, were...
10 Dec 2014
Wilson Hermanto conducts the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbruecken Kaiserlautern in two concerts which celebrate the works of Richard Strauss: Friday...
08 Jul 2014
Wilson Hermanto makes his debut with the Jalisco Philharmonic, Mexico, in two debut performances entitled IMPRESSIONS OF ITALY.
The concerts on July 11 and 13 present a...
08 May 2014
Wilson Hermanto makes his conducting debut with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra on May 10/11, 2014. Conducting some of his favourite repertoire, he presents programmes of Ravel and...
19 Feb 2014
Wilson Hermanto maked his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana Lugano on Friday February 21 in an interesting programme pairing Schubert and Schreker with two works for saxophone and...
Associazione Culturale "Persinsala" - Jan 2013
The Mercury News, San Jose (Symphony Silicon Valley, San Jose) - Oct 2012
Frank Kuznik, Culture Editor of The Prague Post - Jan 2011
Orlando Sentinel - Mar 2010
John Henken, Los Angeles Times
Julian Sykes, Le Temps, Geneva
Praised for his deep musicianship, natural authority and exuberating elegance as conductor, Wilson Hermanto has built up a prolific international career. This is evident in his current 2015/16 season which includes a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, as well as a series of symphonic concerts with the Mariinsky Orchestra by invitation of the Artistic and General Director, Valery Gergiev. As a former Boulez protégé, Mr. Hermanto also recently conducted the new music group Ensemble Contrechamps at Pierre Boulez's 90th anniversary celebration concert in Geneva.
Wilson Hermanto holds a particularly strong profile in France where he has 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 and the Festival de la Grange de Meslay. The 2016/17 season will see Mr. Hermanto debut with Orchestre symphonique de l'opéra de Toulon.
Other recent notable highlights include performances with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Prague Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover, Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre de Genève, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley in San José, California, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra (with Lang Lang), Orquesta filarmónica de Bogotá, Orquesta filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra at The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Celebrating Mahler’s anniversary during 2010 and 2011, Wilson Hermanto collaborated with world-renowned Mahlerian musicologist Prof. Henry-Louis de la Grange, Christa Ludwig and Sinfonietta de Lausanne, curating Mahler projects for Suisse Romande. This culminated in Mr. Hermanto conducting Mahler’s Symphonies No.1 & 4 and the Orchestral Songs, in addition to masterclasses and a symposium.
Also active in opera, Wilson conducted a very successful production of Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers in Geneva in collaboration with stage director Stephan Grougler. He made his opera debut in a production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel in Los Angeles in 2000.
Born in Jakarta, the Indonesian-American Wilson Hermanto obtained a conducting degree at the Manhattan School of Music with the late Swedish maestro Sixten Ehrling, after graduating from the Peabody Conservatory of Music with a major in violin. His early conducting career saw him establish and lead the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra in New York (1996-2002). As one of the last pupils of Carlo Maria Giulini (at Scuola Musica di Fiesola in Italy), Wilson holds conducting fellowships at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Centre and the Lucerne Festival Academy - where he studied closely with Pierre Boulez. Sir Colin Davis also became a close personal mentor, all of which paved the way for Mr. Hermanto becoming Music Director of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in LA (1999 – 2002) and Assistant/Staff Conductor to Franz Welser-Möst at the Cleveland Orchestra (2002 – 2004), with whom he made his debut at the 2003 Blossom Music Festival in Ohio.