Clement Power

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Clement Power (born 20 August 1980 in London) is a British conductor.

Education[edit]

After studies of piano, violin and composition, Power read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and conducting at the Royal College of Music, London.

Career[edit]

After a season (2005–06) as assistant conductor to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Power was named assistant conductor (2006–08) of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, where he worked with Pierre Boulez and Susanna Mälkki. Known for his interpretations of the major works of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries,[1] Power frequently collaborates with leading new-music ensembles including Klangforum Wien[2][3][4][5][6] and MusikFabrik.[7][8] He has conducted orchestras including the Philharmonia,[9][10] the London Philharmonic Orchestra,[11][12][13][14] BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra,[15] NHK Symphony Orchestra, RSO Stuttgart,[16][17][18] Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra,[19] Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre de Bretagne, Ensemble Intercontemporain,[20][21] Ensemble Contrechamps,[22] Avanti! Chamber Orchestra,[23] Ictus Ensemble,[24] Ensemble Modern, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group,[25][26] and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He has been the guest of festivals including Lucerne Festival,[27][28] Salzburg Biennale,[29] Darmstadt,[30] Wien Modern,[31][32][33][34] IRCAM Agora,[35] amongst many others. Power has given over two hundred world premieres, including works by Georg Friedrich Haas,[36] Péter Eötvös, Benedict Mason, and new operas by Hèctor Parra (Hypermusic Prologue, Ensemble Intercontemporain / Liceu),[37][38] Wolfgang Mitterer (Marta, Opéra de Lille),[39][40][41][42] and Liza Lim (Tree of Codes, Cologne Opera).[43][44]

Discography[edit]

Hèctor Parra, Hypermusic PrologueEnsemble intercontemporainKAIROS 0013042KAI, 2010[45]

Gerald Resch, Collection SertiKlangforum WienKAIROS 0013282KAI, 2012

Marko Nikodijevic, dark/roomsEnsemble musikFabrik – Col Legno 40408, 2013[46][47]

Agata Zubel, Not I — Klangforum Wien — KAIROS 0013362KAI, 2014 [48]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/9071299/Clement-Power-new-face.html
  2. ^ "Under Power’s direction, [Klangforum Wien] could go from serious to whimsical in a heartbeat; on both sides of the podium, the control was masterful" http://pragueculture.blogspot.com/2010/11/contempuls_14.html
  3. ^ http://derstandard.at/1317019754180/Grazer-Musikprotokoll-Sound-der-Schneeflocken
  4. ^ http://winter.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/kultur/2849978/grenzen-freiheit.story
  5. ^ http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/contemporary-music-festival-in-belgrade
  6. ^ http://www.kleinezeitung.at/nachrichten/kultur/3136199/crescendo-unter-lupe.story
  7. ^ http://www.openpr.de/news/868816/Aussergewoehnliches-Instrumentarium-des-Komponisten-Harry-Partch-im-WDR-Funkhaus-Musikfabrik-im-WDR-11-10-16.html
  8. ^ http://www.ksta.de/kultur/urauffuehrung-in-koelner-oper-liza-lims--tree-of-codes--ueberwaeltigt-die-zuschauer-23863048
  9. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalconcertreviews/7749592/Philharmonia-Orchestra-Festival-Hall-review.html
  10. ^ http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=9071
  11. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalconcertreviews/10889579/London-Philharmonic-Orchestra-Debut-Sounds-Queen-Elizabeth-Hall-review-brilliantly-performed.html
  12. ^ "All four pieces benefitted from evidently sympathetic performances under the perceptive direction of Clement Power" http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=10254
  13. ^ http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/classical/article7129887.ece
  14. ^ http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=5802
  15. ^ http://living.scotsman.com/music/Still-in-tune--Nigel.4530745.jp
  16. ^ http://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.lachenmann-perspektiven-wie-die-zeit-vergeht.f42e93a8-3db5-4a35-8459-827522cf3a49.html
  17. ^ http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.helmut-lachenmann-der-komponist-der-das-hoeren-befreite.262724b1-4992-4d57-b770-938c9365f43a.html
  18. ^ http://www.swp.de/ulm/nachrichten/kultur/Zaubergarten-der-Geraeusche;art4308,3523524
  19. ^ "...Angefangen mit der quirligen neoklassizistischen Musik, die vom Ensemble under Leitung von Clement Power höchst akkurat und farbenreich gespielt wird..." Sigfried Schibli, Basler Zeitung, 3 September 2012
  20. ^ http://www.anaclase.com/chroniques/solistes-de-l%E2%80%99ensemble-intercontemporain
  21. ^ "...the Ensemble Intercontemporain, conducted by an inspired Clement Power" http://elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=666031&idseccio_PK=1013&h= César López Rosell, El Periódico, 29 November 2009
  22. ^ http://www.swr.de/swr2/festivals/donaueschingen/programme/ensemble-contrechamps/-/id=2136962/did=17055954/nid=2136962/1kalcyi/index.html
  23. ^ http://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/konsertti/artikkeli/Harveyn+s%C3%A4velfantasia++on+maagista+ja+v%C3%A4rik%C3%A4st%C3%A4/HS20120701SI1KU04bzr
  24. ^ http://www.olyrix.com/articles/production/346/marta-nous-fait-devenir-voyant-a-lopera-de-lille
  25. ^ "Conductor Clement Power shaped its huge, Mahlerian paragraphs with unerring judgment and a touching reverence" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalconcertreviews/9066408/Birmingham-Contemporary-Music-Group-CBSO-centre-Birmingham-review.html Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, 8 February 2012
  26. ^ "This rare performance of a Gérard Grisey masterpiece instantly evoked the composer's expressive power" https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/feb/05/bcmg-power-review?newsfeed=true Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 5 February 2012
  27. ^ "An seine Stelle trat mit Clement Power ein 32-jähriger Engländer, der nicht nur anspruchsvollste Werke von Jonathan Harvey und Philippe Manoury in aller Präzision meisterte, sondern auch, und trotz sehr kurzfristiger Übernahme des Mandats, die heikle "Erwartung" von Arnold Schönberg mit Deborah Polaski bewältigte. Da hat einer seine Chance erkannt.", Peter Hagmann, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 14 September 2012 http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/feuilleton/uebersicht/sechs-wochen-musik-mit-akzenten-und-perspektiven-1.17608299
  28. ^ "...le jeune Clement Power, a certes reçu en héritage un geste clair, une grande sûreté dans l’art de détailler les plans sonores, une réelle aisance à se mouvoir dans des partitions saturées de pièges et de complexités, une forme de perfection « objective » dans ses conceptions interprétatives." http://www.forumopera.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=4112&cntnt01detailtemplate=gabarit_detail_breves&cntnt01dateformat=%25d-%25m-%25Y&cntnt01lang=fr_FR&cntnt01returnid=64 Clément Taillia, Forum Opera, 9 September 2012
  29. ^ http://www.drehpunktkultur.at/index.php/musik/meldungen-kritiken/6519-lichtmusik-im-dunkeln
  30. ^ https://bachtrack.com/kritik-eroeffnung-darmstaedter-ferienkurse-musikfabrik-stockhausen-august-2014
  31. ^ http://kurier.at/kultur/buehne/kloing-klaus-klatsch-bei-wien-modern/824.967
  32. ^ http://www.european-cultural-news.com/wien-modern-eroffnungsabend-es-darf-gelacht-werden/6222/
  33. ^ http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/klassik/1304660/Mensch-gegen-Maschine_Eroeffnung-von-Wien-Modern?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/klassik/index.do
  34. ^ http://derstandard.at/1350259171730/Wien-Modern-und-Musikverein-Verzerrung-und-Vergangenheitssattheit
  35. ^ http://www.anaclase.com/chroniques/cr%C3%A9ation-d%E2%80%99ius-lucis-de-valerio-sannicandro
  36. ^ "Mit seinen die weichen, fliehenden Klang unterstützenden Bewegungen erweiterte Clement Power die Musik wunderbar um ein optisches Pendant." http://terz.cc/magazin.php?z=1&id=380
  37. ^ "A final word for conductor Clement Power – meticulous, brilliant" http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cataluna/dimension/oculta/opera/elpepiespcat/20091128elpcat_22/Tes Agustí Fancelli, "La dimensión oculta de la ópera", El País, 28 November 2009
  38. ^ http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2013/11/14/catalunya/1384457996_058524.html
  39. ^ http://www.la-croix.com/Culture/Musique/Marta-subjugue-l-Opera-de-Lille-2016-03-15-1200746780
  40. ^ http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/region/lille-marta-opera-onirique-d-une-eternelle-ia19b0n3386231
  41. ^ http://www.forumopera.com/marta-lille-un-roi-sans-divertissement
  42. ^ http://www.diapasonmag.fr/actualites/critiques/marta-le-nouvel-enfant-prodige-de-mitterer-a-l-opera-de-lille
  43. ^ http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/live-reviews/review-tree-codes-musikfabrik
  44. ^ http://www.die-deutsche-buehne.de/Kritiken/Musiktheater/Liza+Lim/Tree+of+Codes/Open+Space
  45. ^ "The performance is consummately elegant, each detail finely etched, while never losing sight of the whole acoustic spectrum", Fabrice Fitch, Gramophone, September 2010
  46. ^ http://magazin.klassik.com/reviews/reviews.cfm?task=record&RECID=24966&REID=14570
  47. ^ http://derstandard.at/1358305674570/Siemens-Foerderpreis-fuer-Hefti-Moussa-und-Nikodijevic
  48. ^ "Notable Performances and Recordings of 2014", http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/ten-notable-performances-recordings-2014 Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 12 December 2014

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