Ernst van Tiel, conductor
During and immediately after his time as a student at the Conservatory of Utrecht, Ernst van Tiel conducted various Dutch broadcasting orchestras as the Radio Philharmonic and the Metropole Orchestra as well as classical, jazz and film music.
Van Tiel studied conducting with Franco Ferrara, Gary Bertini, Jean Fournet and Lucas Vis. He conducted many orchestras, like Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, OBC Barcelona, La Verdi Milano, Santa Cecilia Roma, 21CO etc.
He was also assistant of Valeri Gergiev, who invited him to conduct operas at the Mariinsky Theatre, like Elektra, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto etc.
Ernst van Tiel worked with many soloists, like Anna Netrebko and Maxim Vengerov, with whom he recorded Wieniawski’s violin concertos.
With the Brussels Philharmonic, he recorded the original score for the film The Artist by Ludovic Bource. Winning five Oscars, seven Baftas, three Golden Globes and six César awards, with an award from each for Bource’s original composition, the film is now touring internationally with live orchestra, conducted by Ernst van Tiel.
As a specialist in film concerts with live orchestra, Ernst van Tiel is conducting most of the great titles, from Alexander Nevski to Star Wars and from Vertigo to Close Encounters of the 3rd kind, as well as the Harry Potter movies.
Ernst van Tiel is no stranger in the crossover concert market. Recently he conducted life concerts with the Rockband Foreigner. The live recording of these concerts was released on April 27th and immediately hit the #1 spot on the Billboard classical album charts in the USA.