|15) The premiere
in Bilbao of Bartok’s DUKE BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE was a remarkable
experience under the conducting of Vakhtang Matchavariani. DEIA –
16) Inspired performance of SHEHEREZADE
– with grandeur, sonority, richness of timbre and splendid
brilliance – under the powerful baton of Vakhtang Matchavariani.
EL CORREO – SPAIN.
Fine interpretation of Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”
by Matchavariani , conducted with a great mastery; a perfect orchestral
treatment of the score. EL CORREO – SPAIN.
17) V. Matchavariani produced dense and
most convincing interpretation of the R. Wagner’s TANNHÄUSER,
RIENZI & TRISTAN AND ISOLDE Overtures and prelude-served by
highly talented soloists of the Moscow Festival Orchestra. Matchavariani
gave full brilliance and spirit of the music. EL MUNDO – SPAIN.
18) With a tender and incisive gesture,
Matchavariani conducted in a dynamic move the Symphony No. 5 of
Tchaikovsky. L’ARENA. - <ARENA DI VERONA> ITALY.
19) In Hector Berlioz’s SIMPHONIE
FANTASTIQUE, performed by the Stuttgart State Symphony Orchestra,
Vakhtang Matchavariani brought around the brilliance of the orchestral
sound, having driven it into an explosion. Focusing on the contrasts,
the Conductor used to rapidly sculpt the harmonies, achieving phenomenal
resonance of the brass instruments, as if declaring the Doom’s
Day. STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG. HORST KOEGLER.
20) Matchavariani effectively conducted
the orchestra, having lined up the elements almost provoking a confusion
while performing the first original version of “The Night
on the Bare Mountain” by Musorgsky and not the version by
Rimsky-Korsakov. He firmly kept the titanic sound under absolute
control. He was molding the music at his own discretion having revealed
so very powerfully its hidden layers. STUTTGARTER ECHO. GERMANY.
21) Matchavariani masterfully balances
the orchestra and the stage. It was an ideal contemporary interpretation
of Chaikovsky’s opera. St. GALLER TAGEBLATT - MATTHIAS MUELLER.
22) Vakhtang Matchavariani presented Rakhmaninov’s
epic musical speech, and he did it with ease, power and fierce control.
BASLER ZEITUNG. RAINMAR WAGNER. SWITZERALAND.
23) Conductor Matchavariani was working
as a very competent musician. He used a precise gesture. He led
the orchestra in a compact built, using powerful accents and putting
the singers on the same high level. LUZERNER ZEITUNG. FRITZ SCHAUB.
24) Georgian conductor Vakhtang Matchavariani
let the orchestra share Communion with colorfulness of sound and
the delight of musical exercise. BUENDER ZEITUNG. PETER SCHAUFELBERGER.
25) Vakhtang Matchavariani conducts convincingly
the vivid colors of Rakhmaninov as well as the overflowing romanticism
in Chaikovsky’s opera. He does this in both scores with a
firm manner. DER BUND. BERN. MARTIN ETTER. SWITZERALAND.
26) There was a real action in the orchestra.
The growing excitement was coming from the orchestra directed by
Vakhtang Matchavariani in the first night full house. TAGESEANZEIGER.
SUSANNE KÜBLER. SCHWEIZ. SWITZERLAND.
27) Matchavariani presented himself as
a tutor and governor of the orchestra, full of power and feelings.
He trusts the musicians of the orchestra thus guaranteeing that
the meaning of the peace reaches their hearts and minds. LÜBECKER