Daniele Rustioni takes his bow as Ulster Orchestra’s Chief Conductor

«Selling out weeks in advance, this was Daniele Rustioni’s highly anticipated debut in his new role as Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra. There was an electric buzz of anticipation from the Belfast audience. (…) the programme made each work feel like an operatic scene, musically satisfying in themselves, part of a bigger musical account, peaking at the end of the evening. Smiling continuously, Rustioni’s joy for the music was infectious and communicative. His modest, clear conducting brought a breath of new life, the players interpreted and executed each gesture with definition and understanding. If this is indicative of Rustioni’s style, the Ulster Orchestra is in for a surprising and thrilling season.»
Bachtrack, Leighton Jones