After two successful performances in LA, Lionel Bringuier received warm reviews from the LA Times. For his first performance at the Hollywood Bowl, Lionel began by leading the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Yefim Bronfman through Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, for which he was praised for keeping ‘things moving along for Bronfman, getting the Philharmonic to whip up some convincing thunder of its own’. The rest of the concert consisted of Elgar: ‘full of rambunctious energy and mischief, dancing with life whenever emerging from a contemplative variation, centered by a straight-forward, flowing Nimrod variation that drew applause in mid-piece.’
His following concert just days later was praised by the LA Times as showing the Bowl to be a ‘welcoming Beethovenian host’. Lionel ‘fluidly steered the orchestra through a clear, measured reading of a score’ ending with sheer exhuberance in the final movement. Alongside his fellow ‘gifted young frenchman’ Renaud Capucon, Lionel lead the audience through a rousing show true to the great scores of Beethoven.