"The conductor made the orchestra sound better than ever. He produced exceptionally beautiful nuances in the orchestral playing. This was one of the best performances of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra I attended in Manila. Bravo Maestro Ochanine!"
- Juan Lanuza, BusinessWorld
S U N S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A
BIRTH OF A NEW ORCHESTRA
As of August 15, Olivier is the new Music Director and Principal Conductor of the newly established Sun Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra will begin operations and rehearsals this coming January, with the first launch concert taking place sometime in March. The SSO will serve as a leading orchestra in Vietnam, and is the first full size privately sponsored and run professional orchestra in Vietnam.
Olivier is in charge of building the orchestra and ensuring the first chapter of the orchestra's history is successful. More news will be forthcoming. You may visit the orchestra introductory website at for more information!
F E A T U R E D R E V I E W S
"(Ochanine) launched into Shostakovich’s Festival Overture, in perhaps as full-throttle a tempo as only a Frenchman familiar with Offenbach could do. The playing was clean and brisk, especially in the reeling wind solos. (In the Sibelius Violin Concerto), Ochanine kept a tight rein on the orchestra, working to keep the accompanying sonority balanced and in check. (In the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2), he became both partner and helmsman in charge of executing and driving the orchestral forces behind (the) abrupt rubatos, which sometimes came as lightning bolts. The (Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra) has improved a great deal since my last hearing of them, before Ochanine’s tenure"
- The Boston Music Intelligencer (in a review of Olivier's concert at Carnegie Hall)
N E W S
The Sun Symphony Orchestra's 1st concert takes place at Hanoi Opera House on May 4
Programme to include:
Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor / Violinist: Buy Cong Duy
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Olivier fills in April 10 to conduct the YST Convervatory Orchestra in Singapore's Esplanade
Programme to include:
Strauss - Don Juan
Debussy - Prélude a l'Après midi d'un Faune
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Pianist: Albert Tiu
Olivier is the new founding Music Director for the newly established Sun Symphony Orchestra in Hanoi, Vietnam
Established by the Sun Group of Vietnam as its main sponsor, the Sun Symphony Orchestra will be one of the leading orchestras of Southeast Asia. Olivier has been invited to be the founding Music Director and to build this orchestra with the Sun Group as the primary sponsor. More news to come!!
1st Prize Winner in the Antal Dorati International Conducting Competition 2015
Olivier won the Antal Dorati Competition in Budapest, Hungary! Beating nearly 120 other conductors, Olivier conducted the Budapest MAV Symphony Orchestra in the Finals on November 28 and was declared top prize winner. This win leads to further performances in Europe, including a concert at the Esterhàza Palace for the Esterhàza Festival.