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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35.

    “The Calendar Prince”

    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


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  • Biography

    33 years old Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras is Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne since 2013 and Principal Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra since 2014. At both his organisations, he has multiplied audiences during his tenure, and reformed the missions of the orchestras, reconnecting them with their home cities. Madaras regularly appears as a guest conductor on stage and in the recording studio with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester and Academy of Ancient Music. Equally establishing a distinguished operatic repertoire, he has appeared at the English National Opera, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Hungarian State Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève. While grounded in the traditional classic and romantic repertoire, Madaras is an advocate of Bartók, Kodály and Dohnányi and also maintains a close relationship with new music, having conducted more than 100 works written after 1970, and having closely collaborated with composers Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin and Péter Eötvös.

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  • Seasonal highlights

    In the season 2017/18 Gergely returns to the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, Hungarian Radio Symphony, Hungarian National Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras, as well as to the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, for their subscription concert at the Barbican. Besides his return engagements, he will be making highly anticipated debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of their ‘Music of Today’ series, as well as with the Oslo Philharmonic, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Meininger Hofkapelle, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Malta Philharmonic and Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara. In the opera pit, Madaras will also return to Geneva for Offenbach’s rarely performed opera Fantasio, leading the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at the Grand Théâtre de Genéve.

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  • april 28, 2018 BBC Symphony Orchestra
    London, Barbican Centre - 19:30

    RAVEL: Le Tombeau de Couperin

    ADAMS: The Wound-Dresser
    VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS: Tallis Fantasia
    ROSS HARRIS: Face (UK première)


    Allison Bell – soprano
    Allan Clayton – tenor
    Marcus Farnsworth – baritone

    BBC Symphony Orchestra

    BBC Singers
    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • may 24, 2018 Philharmonia Orchestra
    London, Royal Festival Hall - 18:00

    CHRISTIAN MASON: Layers of Love
    CHRISTIAN MASON: Man Made for soprano and chamber orchestra (Premiere)


    Philharmonia Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • may 30, 2018 Savaria Symphony Orchestra
    Szombathely, Bartók Hall - 18:00

    “Loud vision, colourful hearing”

    Gergely’s interactive laboratory with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra


    DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


    (Available from age 6 and upwards)


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  • may 31, 2018 Savaria Symphony Orchestra
    Szombathely, Bartók Hall - 19:00

    DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    DOHNÁNYI: Konzertstück, Op. 12 for cello and orchestra

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”


    Dóra Kokas – cello

    Savaria Symphony Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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"...it sounded consistently lively and colorful under the dynamic baton of Hungarian-born Gergely Madaras; (...) his easy command of both stage and orchestral forces revealed a major talent..."
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    Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

    Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 – III. Adagio

    Savaria Symphony Orchestra/Gergely Madaras

    Live Recording, 2016

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  • Featured review

    “The ensemble, led by Gergely Madaras, is extremely skilled in its ability to dose. It can wonderfully modulate between sensuality and coolness, warmth and clarity, mind and spirit.” 

    (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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