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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35.

    “The Calendar Prince”

    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


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  • Biography

    Gergely Madaras holds the positions of Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne and Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in his native Hungary. In recent seasons he has forged strong relationships in the UK and Germany, working with the BBC Philharmonic and Symphony, Royal Scottish National and Scottish Chamber Orchestras, Academy of Ancient Music, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchener Kammerorchester and the Ensemble Resonanz. He has also travelled further afield for his recent Australasian engagements with the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras, and made his USA debut with the Houston Symphony. In the opera pit, Gergely has conducted highly praised productions at the English National Opera, De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Hungarian State Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève.

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  • Seasonal highlights

    Working widely throughout Europe, in 2016/17 Gergely makes highly anticipated debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, The Hallé, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Württembergisches Kammerorchester, Ulster, RTÉ National, Hungarian National and Warsaw National Philharmonic orchestras. He also returns to the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, BBC Symphony and Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestras, as well as to the Hungarian State Opera. With his own orchestras, Gergely is continuing their Schumann Symphonies-cycle in Dijon, and also focusing on romantic and early-20th-century symphonic works and oratorios. With the Savaria Orchestra they celebrate the round anniversaries of Bartók, Kodály and Dohnányi, and have paired Magyar music with a Russian repertoire by Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and Borodin among others.

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  • july 01, 2017 Royal Academy of Music Junior Symphony Orchestra
    London, Duke's Hall - 15:45

    BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide
    BARBER: Violin Concerto, Op.14 (Allegro)
    MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition


    Ayla Sahin – violin

    Roal Academy of Music – Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • july 04, 2017 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Dublin, National Conert Hall - 13:05

    SMETANA: The Bartered Bride Overture    
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Tatyana’s Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin)    
    DVOŘÁK: ‘O Silver Moon’ (Rusalka)        
    MUSSORGSKY: A Night on the Bare Mountain


    Mairéad Buicke – soprano

    Presented by Niall Carroll, RTÉ lyric fm

    RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • july 07, 2017 RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
    Dublin, National Conert Hall - 20:00

    SIBELIUS: Finlandia

    BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy

    H.C. LUMBYE: Goodnight Polka

    H.C. LUMBYE: Champagne Galop

    H.C. LUMBYE: Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop

    SIBELIUS: The Swan of Tuonela

    GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1


    Elaine Clark – violin

    RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • Latest news

    • 07/06/2017

      Step-in for Sir Jeffrey Tate with OSN RAI and Vilde Frang

      The concert, taking place in the Auditorium RAI Toscanini in Torino on the 8th of June, will feature Beethoven's Violin Concerto with Norwegian virtuoso Vilde Frang, and Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony. It will be dedicated to...

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    • 14/05/2017

      Saison preview: 2017-18

      Spoiler alert: BBC Symphony at the Barbican, Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Hallé, and the list goes on...

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  • Latest blog

    • 24/04/2017

      Magyar Music (Part 1)

      Hungarians aren’t only famous for their mighty moustaches, paprika-heavy cuisine and beautiful women, but also for their rich musical heritage. Around the regime change in 1989, Hungary, like many other post-communist countries, has started to re-discover its roots to...

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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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  • Latest audio

    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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