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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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  • may 26, 2017 Savaria Symphony Orchestra
    Szombathely, Bartók Hall - 19:00

    KODÁLY: Hungarian Rondo

    VASKS: Concerto for Cor Anglais and Orchestra

    STRAVINSKY: Petroushka


    Lajos Lencsés – cor anglais

    Savaria Symphony Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • june 02, 2017 Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
    Dijon, Auditorium - 20:00

    DEBUSSY: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
    DEBUSSY: Nocturnes, triptyque symphonique

    FAURÉ: Messe de Requiem, Op. 48


    Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne

    Chorus of Opera de Dijon

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • june 23, 2017 Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
    Paris, Maison de la Radio - 20:00

    HARVEY: Madonna of Winter and Spring, for orchestra and electronics

    POSADAS: Magma

    VIVIER: Lonely Child for soprano and orchestra


    Twyla Robinson – soprano

    Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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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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  • Latest news

    • 14/05/2017

      Saison preview: 2017-18

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

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    • 13/05/2017

      New website launch

      Welcome to my new website! My aim was to create an informative and comprehensive platform, where I can share happenings and events from my past, present and future. I hope you will find it exciting to learn about my activities every time you check back! Ten years have passed, since...

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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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