Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
“He recreates a poetic beauty thanks to the logic of his phrasing, his brilliant strokes, captivating rhythmic alternations, structured and clear approach to form and elegant dynamics.”
Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin
Mark Kadin - BNR SO
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5
Mark Kadin - BNR SO
Falla - The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2
Mark Kadin - BNR SO
Dvorak - Cello Concerto
Mark Kadin - Andrei Ioniță - BNR SO
“The conductor gave the musicians a lot of freedom. His baton inspired rather than organized and disciplined the players. It produced excellent results in purely orchestral works.”
“He likes to do this type of conceptual, thematic, genre-summarizing concerts, with the aim of intriguing the audience and the orchestra in different ways..”
Lauded for his creative artistic leadership, Mark Kadin has held the position of Music Director of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2017. His inspiring work with the orchestra is the rare combination of exceptional musicianship, brilliant intellect, and generosity of spirit, which leads to unforgettable performances of sincere emotional power. Together, they have built up an extensive and highly regarded media library of live concert recordings in recent years. Mark Kadin’s concerts with the BNR Symphony Orchestra are regularly broadcast on Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Swedish and Danish Radio, Portuguese National and Spanish National Radio, Musiq 3 (Belgium) and BBC 3.
Alongside the core repertoire (including Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rimski-Korsakov, Sibelius, Mahler, Bartok) Mark Kadin maintains a strong affinity to rarely heard works by Stenhammar, Kurpinsky, Walton, Silvestrov, Schnittke and others. In the 2022/23 season he performs masterpieces by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Ravel, De Falla, Bernstein, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Rachmaninov.
At the heart of Mark's activity with the BNR Symphony Orchestra is a broad and eclectic list of recordings. Among recent works are a serie of symphonies of Haydn, music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Reger, Elgar, music by composers of the Russian and Bulgarian Avant Garde, “forgotten” during the Communist period. In 2018 Mark and the BNR SO performed for the first time at the World Orchestra Series in South Korea, with concerts in Daegu and Lotte Concert Hall in Seoul. Apart from Sofia's concert season the BNR SO has been a regular visitor to the prestigious Balkan festivals: Varna Summer and March Music Days in Ruse. But the popularization and promotion of the orchestra's activities is not limited to concerts and recordings. Mark Kadin is the author and host of the first Bulgarian podcast about classical music 'Classical Question'.
During his collaboration with the orchestra his innovative ideas, glittering interpretations, creative energy and endeavours to expand the audience were highly praised and rewarded by Bulgarian culture and media institutions. The last one is the 2022 National Award Crystal Lyra - for achievements in the performing art.
Mark Kadin has maintained a regular relationship with many orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand and has worked with top artists such as Dmitry Khvorostovsky, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Kristof Barati, Sumi Jo, Mikhail Pletnev, Viktor Tretyakov, Hibla Gerzmava, Boris Berezovsky, Nikolay Lugansky, Alena Baeva, Lucas Geniushas and many others. READ MORE....
“It sounded somewhat confessional in the conductor's reading - like a personal revelation, a personal pain, but he maintained a good distance, with a sufficiently restrained emotional discipline which produced an even more engaging awareness.” - Prokofiev / Symphony No. 5
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 - Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 - Mark Kadin / BNR Symphony Orchestra - Bulgaria Concert Hall - January 21, 2022