“A Greek miracle at the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec” : Exceptional press reaction after Grammenos’ debut with the OSQ

Conductor Dionysis Grammenos has received sparkling reviews for his debut performance with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and soloist Kerson Leong, at the Grand Théâtre de Québec:

A Greek miracle at the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec..
“From Debussy’s ‘Prelude, L’Apres-Midi d’un Faun, the conductor stood out with a slow but precise, economical gesture, allowing the various strands of the orchestra to unfold quietly… Grammenos was impeccable here, as he was later, in the orchestral main course, Stravinsky’s 1919 Firebird Suite. Again in this latter work, Grammenos brings out absolutely incredible colours, from the first bars of the score through to the Berceuse. The interpretation, of great flexibility, could perhaps seem a little too romantic to some ears, but it demonstrates how much the work has a strong foothold in the 19th Century. This boy is destined for great things in all probability. We hope to see him again soon on the same stage.”
Emmanuel Bernier, Le Soleil

“The young guest conductor of Greek origin, Dionysis Grammenos, took charge of the OSQ with great mastery. His sobriety, precision and efficiency provided a beautiful shape to the orchestra. He really committed to the music!”
Jacques Leclerc, Les ArtsZe