CV & Repertoire

 

Training

1970 – 73          Cambridge University (Corpus Christi College) (B.A. 1973, M.A. 1981)

1970 – 74          Piano with James Gibb (L.R.A.M. 1974)

1970 – 87          Conducting with George Hurst (Canford & privately)

1973 – 74          Training as opera coach (London Opera Centre)

1974 – 75          Study of the Janáček operas with Frantíšek Jílek in Brno (British Council Scholarship)


Specialised work on Czech music

 

1974 – 77             British Council Scholarship to work on the Janáček operas with Frantíšek Jílek in Brno

1975                     Assistent to Bohumil Gregor (Jenůfa) at the Czech National Theatre, Prague

1776-77               Conductor at the State Theatre of Ùstí-nad-Laben (Novák – Lucerna)

1983                    The Bartered Bride in the Stadttheater Hildesheim

1987 – 89            Jenůfa in Hannover, Cunning Little Vixen & Rusalka in Oldenburg

1989                    The Bartered Bride at the Czech National Theatre, Prague

1990                    Janáček’s Sinfonietta mit der Janáček-Philharmonia in Ostrava

1990                    Jenůfa in Brno (Trial on the recommendation of Prof. Jílek)

1990                    Má Vlast in Frankfurt/Oder

1990 – 93            Guest conductor at the State Opera Prague

1991 – 93            Principal conductor at the the National Theatre Brno (Janáček Theatre)

 Rusalka, Jenůfa, Cunning Little Vixen and Brouček at the Janáček Theatre

1992 – 95            Guest conductor with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Moravian Philharmonic

1995 – 2006       Má Vlast, Dvořák Symphonies and Cello Concerto in Regensburg

2003 – 2014       music for chamber orchestra by Suk, Janáček and Dvořák

1995 – 2007       cooperation with the Janáček Quartet

2006 – 2014       see CDs

2014                    Dvorak, all four Erben Symphonic Poems in one concert


 

Engagements

1975 – 76          Prague, Repetiteur

 

1976 – 77          Ústí-nad-Labem, Repetiteur and Kapellmeister

 

1977 – 80          Nuremberg, Solorepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung

 

1980 – 81          Hannover, Solorepetitor mit Dirigierverpflichtung

 

1982 – 84          Hildesheim, Music Director

 

1985 – 86          Hannover, Kapellmeister und Solorepetitor

 

1986 – 87          Oldenburg, Kapellmeister

 

1987 – 91          Oldenburg, Studienleiter und Kapellmeister

1991 – 93          Brünn, Opernchef

1993 –               freelance conductor and composer

 

1995 –               Regensburg, Conductor of the University Orchestra (2003 Universitätsmusikdirektor)


Work at Regensburg University

1995                 appointment to the post of conductor

 

1996-2012      enlargement of the orchestra and broadening of the repertoir

1996-2012      concerts in München, Brüssel, Amsterdam, Prag, Bratislava, Budapest, etc.

1996-2012      purchase of Steinway D, 2 Boston grands, Harpsichord by David Rubio

 

1996                 beginning of family concerts

1998                 founding of the chamber opera

2003                 named Universitätsmusikdirektor

 

2004                 founding of the chamber orchestra (with advanced students and professional musicians)

 

2005                 founding of the abonnement concerts (at the moment between twelve and twenty a year)

2005                 all the Mozart violin concertos with Geoffrey Trabichoff (USA)

 

2006                 CD-recording: String Serenades of Suk und Dvořák (Spektral-Classics)

2006                 all the Mozart horn concertos with Ondřej Vrabec (Czech Philharmonic)

2006                 Award of the Pro Arte prize of the University

2006                 founding of the Chamber Music Concert Series

 

2007                 all the Beethoven piano concertos with Ronan O’Hora (London)

2007                 founding of the ensembles Blech-DUR and Uni-Flute

2008                 debut of the Chamber Orchestra in the Konzerthaus Berlin (Gendarmenmarkt)

2008                 founding of other ensembles (chamber choir, two string quartets, wind quintet)

 

2009                 partnership with University of Bologna

 

2010                  partnership with Pilsen, Paris, Cremona, Pecs

2012                  festival überBrücken – in cooperation with the City of Regenburg,

 

2011                   all four Brahms Symphonies in one concert

2012                  founding of the ensemble for baroque performance, RUBIO

 

2012-13            commissioning of Fortepiano by Paul McNulty, Harpsichord by Jukka Ollika

 


Guest conducting

in Hanover (1986 – 88), Brüssel (1987), Glasgow (1987 – 94), Brno (1987 – 97), Marl (1988), Hilchenbach (1988 – 91), Prag (1988 – 95), Frankfurt/Oder (1990), Ostrava (1991), Essen (1991 – 93), Litomysl (1992- 93), Gelsenkirchen (1993), Bochum (1994), Darmstadt (1994), Karlsruhe (1994), Ulm (1995 – 97), Krummau (1995), Olmütz (1996 – 97), Halle (1996), Nürnberg (1997), Boise, (1997), Brussels (1999), Amsterdam (1999), Regensburg (1999), Bremen & Munich (2002), Bratislava & Budapest (2005), Hildesheim (2006), München, Nürnberg, Schwarzenfeld (2008).


CDs

Suk, Dvořák, String Serenades, Chamber Orchestra of Regensburg University, Spektral 2007,

ASIN: B001MWNPDE

Brahms, the Four Symphonies, live recording of the University Symphony Orchestra, Regensburg, 2011

Chopin, 2 Klavierkonzerte, Chamber Orchestra of Regensburg University, Solo Ashley Fripp, Spektral 2013

Janáček, On an Overgrown Path I & II, Gershwin Lullaby, Preludes (arr. for clarinet and strings)

Chamber Orchestra of Regensburg University, Solo Hans Kistler, Spektral, 2014


Graham Buckland – Conducting Repertoire

 

Opera & Ballet

Argento The Bear

Bernstein West Side Story

Bizet Carmen, Pearl Fishers

Britten Let´s Make an Opera

Buckland Prometheus; Graham’s Anatomy, Der Kontrahent

Cimarosa Il matrimonio segreto

Davies Eight Songs for a Mad King

Delibes Coppélia, Lakmé, Le roi l´a dit

Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor, L´elisir d´amore, Don Pasquale, Viva la Mamma

Dvořák Rusalka

Gluck Orfeo

Henze Das Wundertheater

Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel

Janáček Jenůfa, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Adventures of Mr Brouček

Kálmán Gräfin Mariza, Die Csardásfürstin

Kagel Mündlicher Verrat

Lehár Land des Lächelns, Die lustige Witwe, Der Zarewitsch

Loesser Guys and Dolls

Loewe My fair lady

Lortzing Zar und Zimmermann, Der Waffenschmied

Massenet Manon

Mozart Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Zauberflöte, Bastien et Bastienne

Nicolai The Merry Wives of Windsor

Novák Die Laterne

Offenbach Tales of Hoffmann

Puccini Manon Lescaut, Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca, La Bohème

Rogers The Sound of Music

Smetana The Bartered Bride

Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus, Der Zigeunerbaron, Wiener Blut

Stravinsky Petrouchka, Sacre de Printemps

Sullivan Ruddigore

Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer

Verdi Rigoletto, La Traviata, La forza del destino

Zeller Der Vogelhändler

Symphonies

Beethoven 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Berwald Sinfonie singulière

Brahms 1, 2, 3, 4

Britten Simple Symphony

Bruckner 3, 4, 5

Dvorák 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Haydn 1, 45, 47, 83 (La Poule), 88, 92 (Oxford), 94 (Surprise), 99, 101 (Clock), 103 (Drum-Roll), 104 (London)

Mendelssohn 3, 4, 5

Mozart 21, 29, 31, 32, 35, 39, 40, 41

Mahler 1, 5

Nielsen 1

Prokofieff 1

Shostakovich 5, 6

Schubert 5, 6, 7, 8

Schumann 2, 3, 4

Sibelius 2, 5

Suk Asrael

Tschaikowsky 1, 3, 5, 6

Vaughan Williams 2 (London)

Weber 1

Concertos

Bach Violin; 2 Violins; Violin & Oboe; Harpsichord 1; Brandenburg 1-6

Bartók Viola

Beethoven Klavier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Violin; 2 Romanzen; Chorfantasie

Bloch Violin

Brahms Violin; Piano 1

Bruch Violin; Scottish Fantasy

Buckland The Bumps (Marimba), CED (Harpsichord)

Chopin Piano 1, 2

David Trombone

Debussy Rhapsody for Clarinet

Dvořák Cello

Eben Piano

Elgar Violin, Cello

Fauré Fantaisie, Ballade

Händel Organ

Haydn Trumpet; Cello 1 & 2; Oboe; Organ

Hindemith Trauermusik (Viola)

Janáček On an Overgrown Path (arr. for Clarinet and String Orchestra – GBB)

Jolivet Concertino for Trumpet, Piano and Strings

Mendelssohn Violin, 2 pianos in E, Piano G-moll

Mozart, L. Sinfonia di Caccia (4 Hörner)

Mozart, W. A. Horn 1, 2, 3, 4; Oboe, Clarinet, Violin 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Piano K. 417, 418, 459, 466, 467, 488

Paganini Violin 1, 2

Poulenc Organ

Rachmaninoff Piano 2

Rheinberger Piano

Rodrigo Guitar

Rosetti Horn

Rubinstein Piano 4

Saint-Saëns Cello 2

Schumann Piano, Violin

Schoek Horn

Strauss, R. Horn 1, Oboe

Szymanovsky Violin 1

Tschaikowsky Violin, Piano 1

Walton Viola

Weber Clarinet 1

Vaughan Williams Oboe; Violin (The Lark Ascending)

Vocal music

Bach Christmas Oratorio; Markus-Passion

Beethoven Chorfantasie

Bernstein Chichester Psalms

Brahms Requiem

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings; Les Illuminations

Buckland Two Chapters

Byrd Mass in Five Parts; motets

Fauré Requiem

Händel Semele; Messiah; Zadok the Priest

Haydn The Creation

Janáček Amarus; Otče náš; Glagolithic Mass

Kaprálová Sbohem a šáteček

Mahler Kindertotenlieder

Mozart Requiem; Krönungsmesse; Masses; Davide penitente

Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli; Missa Aeterna Christi Munera; var. Motets

Purcell My beloved spake; Te Deum; Jubilate; motets

Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle

Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder

Other Orchestral Pieces

Barber Adagio for Strings

Bartók Divertimento, Six Bulgarian Dances

Beethoven Ov. Leonore 1,2,3; Fidelio; Egmont; Prometheus, Coriolan, Ruins of Athens

Berlioz Ov. Benvenuto Cellini; Carneval Romain

Bernstein Suite from West Side Story

Bizet L’Arlésienne

Borodin Polowetzer Tänze

Brahms 8 Hungarian Dances

Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Buckland Threnody, Chanticleer, Guter Hoffnung

Copland Appalachian Spring; El Salón Mexico; Billy the Kid

Debussy La Mer; 3 Nocturnes; Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune

Delius On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring, In a Summer Garden

Dohnanyi Serenade for Strings

Dvorák Slawonische Tänze; Serenade for Strings; Bläserserenade; Karneval-Ouvertüre;

Der Wassermann, Die Mittagshexe, Der Goldene Spinnrad, Die Waldtaube

Elgar Enigma-Variationen; Serenade for Strings; Cockaigne-Ouvertüre; Introduction and Allegro

Gershwin American in Paris; Catfish Row

Grieg Holberg-Suite; Zwei Melodien Op. 53; Zwei nordische Weisen Op. 63

Händel Wassermusik; Feuerwerksmusik

Hindemith Sinfonie Mathis der Maler

Holst The Planets, St. Paul’s Suite

Honegger Pacific 231; Pastorale d’été

Ištvan In memoriam Josef Berg

Janáček Lachische Tänze; Taras Bulba; Sinfonietta; Dunaj

Karlowitz Das Ewige Lied

Kílar Krzesany

Liszt Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, Hungaria, Prometheus, Les Préludes

Mendelssohn Musik zu Ein Sommernachtstraum; Die Hebriden

Moussorgsky Bilder einer Ausstellung; Nacht auf dem kahlen Berge

Mozart Ouv. Titus; Der Schauspieldirektor; Idomeneo; Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Ravel Ma mère l’oye; Alborado del gracioso; La Valse; Pavane pour une Enfante Défunte

Rossini Streichersonate Nr. 1; Ov. Barber of Sevilla; Wilhem Tell

Schönberg Verklärte Nacht

Sibelius Finlandia; Der Schwan von Tuonela

Smetana Má vlast 1 – 6

Strauss, J. various Waltzes

Strauss, R. Wind serenade Op. 4

Strawinsky L’Histoire du Soldat; Dumbarton Oaks; Danses concertantes

Suk Serenade for Strings; Pohádka

Szymanowsky Etuda

Tippett Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli

Tschaikowsky Ov. 1812, Serenade for Strings

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis

Wagner Siegfried-Idyll; Meistersinger-Ouv.; Tristan-Vorspiel und Liebestod; Rienzi-Ouv.

Warlock Capriol-Suite

Weber Ov. Freischütz; Oberon

Wolf Italian Serenade