Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse

Tarmo Peltokoski, Music Director designate

Sol Gabetta, Cello


Claude Debussy: L’après-midi d’un faune
Ernest Bloch: Schelomo. Rhapsodie Hebraique for Violoncello and Orchestra
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major “The Titan”
25 February – 14 March 2025


Photos by Peter Rigaud, Julia Wesely, Romain Alcaraz 

Dorn Music will present an exclusive first European Tour with Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Tarmo Peltokoski, with Sol Gabetta.

On Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse

Created in the 1960s from the merger between the Orchestre du Capitole and the Orchestre Symphonique de Toulouse-Pyrénées, the Orchestre national du Capitole quickly gained a new dimension thanks to the work of Michel Plasson, its conductor until 2003. In 1981, the Orchestre du Capitole earned the “national” label. From 2005 to 2022 Tugan Sokhiev gave fresh impetus to its 125 musicians and allowed to make this orchestra one of the most renouwned in France and in Europe. From 1 September 2024, Tarmo Peltokoski will serve as the Designate Music Director for the first season and will then occupy the role of Music Director until August 2029. In that position he will exert a pivotal influence in enhancing the already-glowing reputation of the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse on the French and international music scenes over the coming years.

From its historic home in the Halle aux Grains, the Orchestre national du Capitole offers a rich symphonic season along with its opera and ballet and dance seasons.

In France, the Orchestre du Capitole performs regularly in the most distinguished Parisian venues – including the the Philharmonie de Paris and the Théâtre des Champs Élysées – and also in the Occitanie region, strengthening its local rooting and its openness to new audiences. With this in mind, the orchestra has devised an educational programme consisting of concerts for families and schools (more than 25.000 children attend general or educational concerts each season) and is particularly involved in symbolic projects, namely the DEMOS project and the “Tous les matins d’orchestre” scheme.

Musical creation is at the heart of these various seasons. The Orchestre national du Capitole has forged special relationships with musicians such as Bruno Mantovani, Qigang Chen and Benjamin Attahir and created several of of their works.

The Orchestre national du Capitole is invited regularly to perform at the most prestigious concert halls during international tours, including Vienna’s Musikverein, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. It also appears at festivals such as the Granada festival, the Colmar International Festival, Saint Sébastien Musical Fortnight, the Chorégies d’Orange, the Occitanie Montpellier Radio France Festival, the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, the Bonn Beethoven Festival, the Côte Saint André Berlioz Festival and many more. It has completed many international tours, playing in Germany, Austria, Italy, Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Baltic states, Poland, China, Russia, Japan, South America, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and more.

On top of this, it has for many years been implementing an active and critically acclaimed recording policy in tandem with Warner Classics. The Orchestre has cultivated close ties with Mezzo TV, Medici, Radio Classique and France Musique.

The Orchestre national du Capitole has significantly expanded its broadcasting and online presence: during the restrictions caused by the Coronavirus, the whole season continued and was broadcast online and across social media.


On Tarmo Peltokoski

Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski was awarded the title of “Principal Guest Conductor” in January 2022 by The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the first conductor to hold this position in the orchestra’s 42-year history.

In May 2022, Peltokoski was named Music and Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra. He starts his term in the 22/23 season. He was subsequently named Principal Guest Conductor of the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest. In August 2022 at the age of 22, he completed his first Wagner Ring cycle at the Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival. In December 2022, Peltokoski was announced as Music Director of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.

Last season he made highly successful debuts with the hr- Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

In the summer of 2022 he appeared at Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Musikfest Bremen.

In the 22/23 season Tarmo Peltokoski has conduct the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, RSB Berlin, the Hallé, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Göteborgs Symfoniker, San Diego Symphony and the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. He returned to Eurajoki Bel Canto Festival to conduct Tristan und Isolde.

In summer 2023 he will work with Latvian National Symphony in Riga for Siegfried.

In the 23/24 season Tarmo Peltokoski will conduct Don Giovanni at the Finnish National Opera. In the Fall he will be returning to Rotterdam Philharmonic and make his debut with The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC both with Yuja Wang as soloist. Early 2024 sees him presenting both Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and a complete Prokofiev Piano Concerto Cycle with Jan Lisiecki, both with the The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. In July 2024, Peltokoski is set to conduct Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 in Toulouse and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung in Riga.

He will debut with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, at Pfingstfestspiele Baden-Baden and with The Oslo Philharmonic.

He has and will work with soloists such as Yuja Wang, Asmik Grigorian, Matthias Goerne, Jan Lisiecki, Julia Fischer, Golda Schultz, Martin Fröst, Janine Jansen, Leonidas Kavakos, Chen Reiss and Sol Gabetta.

Tarmo Peltokoski began his studies with professor emeritus Jorma Panula at the age of 14 and studied with Sakari Oramo at the Sibelius Academy. He has also been taught by Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Also an acclaimed pianist, he studied piano at the Sibelius Academy with Antti Hotti. His piano playing has been awarded at many competitions and he has appeared as a soloist with all major Finnish orchestras.

In 2022 he received the Lotto Prize at Rheingau Musik Festival and in 2023 he received the OPUS Klassik for his recording with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

In addition Tarmo Peltokoski has also studied composing and arranging, and especially enjoys music comedy and improvisation.


On Sol Gabetta

Following her recent residencies with Radio France, Staatskapelle Dresden and Bamberg Symphony, Sol Gabetta opens the 2022/23 season with the second edition of the BBC Proms Japan 2022 sharing the stage of Tokyo’s Orchard Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Dalia Stasevska.

Other highlights this season include appareances with Staatskapelle Berlin and Edward Gardner, Bamberger Symphoniker and Jakub Hrusa, performances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and a European tour with Oslo Philharmonic – both led by Klaus Mäkelä, a major tour with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi and performances with Gabetta’s fellow ‘inventer’, violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja presenting known and unknown works as part of a duo tour. A respected advocate of new compositions for her instrument, Sol Gabetta will give the world premiere performance at Radio France of a newly commissioned Cello Concerto by Francisco Coll which was created specially for her. Finally, Sol Gabetta will join forces with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Orchestre de Paris.

A sought-after guest artist at leading festivals, Sol Gabetta was Artiste étoile at Lucerne Festival where she appeared with Wiener Philharmoniker and Franz Welser-Möst, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Francois- Xavier Roth and the London Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Marin Alsop. She continues drawing inspiration from a wide circle of collaborators and musical encounters at the Solsberg Festival, which flourishes under her commited artistic direction.

Chamber music is at the core of Gabetta’s work, visible in her upcoming trio recitals with Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov in Germany and Austria, her upcoming tour with her longtime recital partner Bertrand Chamayou through Italy, France and Austria, and appearances with Kristian Bezuidenhout and Francesco Piemontesi at Gstaad Festival and at the Schubertiade. In the past, chamber music performances led her to venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall in London, Lucerne, Verbier, Salzburg, Schwetzingen and Rheingau festivals, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Beethovenfest Bonn.

In recognition of her exceptional artistic achievements, Sol Gabetta was honoured with the European Culture Prize at the start of this season performing together with Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich as part of a gala concert. The prize is being awarded since 2012 to individuals and institutions with vision and creativity who have made a valuable contribution to the cultural life in Europe. She also received the Herbert von Karajan Prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2018 where she appeared as soloist with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann. In 2019 she was awarded the first OPUS Klassik Award as Instrumentalist of the Year for her interpretation of Schumann’s Cello Concerto. The ECHO Klassik award saluted her accomplishment biennially between 2007 and 2013, and in 2016. A Grammy Award nominee, she also received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth- Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012 as well as commendations at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. She continues to build her extensive discography with SONY Classical, the most recent releases being a recording of late Schumann works and a live recording of the cello concertos by Elgar and Martinů with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle / Krzysztof Urbański. In 2017, Gabetta joined forces with Cecilia Bartoli on an extensive tour throughout Europe showcasing their album Dolce Duello, released on Decca Classics.

Sol Gabetta performs on several Italian master instruments from the early 18th century, including a cello by Matteo Goffriller from 1730, Venice, provided to her by Atelier Cels Paris, and since 2020, the famous “Bonamy Dobree-Suggia” by Antonio Stradivarius from 1717, on generous loan from the Stradivari Foundation Habisreutinger. She has been teaching at the Basel Music Academy since 2005.


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