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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35.

    “The Calendar Prince”

    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    2016

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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. He has forged strong relationships all across Europe, working regularly with such orchestras as the BBC Philharmonic and Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Hallé, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Ancient Music, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Münchener Kammerorchester. He has also travelled further afield for his Australasian engagements with the Melbourne and 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

    In the season 2017/18 Gergely returns to the BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, Hungarian Radio Symphony and Ulster Orchestras, besides making debuts with the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz, Meininger Hofkapelle, Orchestre National de Montpellier and with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of their ‘Music of Today’ series. In April 2018 Gergely will also return to the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, this time for their subscription concert at the Barbican, including the European Première of FACE, a piece by New Zealander composer Ross Harris, commemorating the work of pioneering plastic surgeons in the First World War. He will also return to Geneva for Offenbach’s opera Fantasio, at the helm of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Grand Théâtre de Genéve, at their temporary home at Opéra des Nations.

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Upcoming

  • january 18, 2018 Savaria Symphony Orchestra
    Szombathely, Bartók Hall - 19:00

    BIZET: Carmen Suite No. 1 and Habanera from Suite No. 2
    RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez – for Guitar and Orchestra
    DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat Suite, Nos. 1&2

    RAVEL: Bolero

     

    András Csáki – guitar

    Savaria Symphony Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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

    BIZET: Carmen Suite No. 1 and Habanera from Suite No. 2
    RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez – for Guitar and Orchestra
    DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat Suite, Nos. 1&2

    RAVEL: Bolero

     

    András Csáki – guitar

    Savaria Symphony Orchestra

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • january 22, 2018 Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Szekszárd

    BARTÓK: Transylvanian Dances, Sz. 96, BB 102b

    KODÁLY-KOCSIS: Árva madár (“Lonely Bird”)

    BARTÓK: Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 100, BB 107 – Ballad

    KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta

    BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68, BB 76

    KODÁLY-KOCSIS: Puciné (“Mrs Puci”)

    BARTÓK-KOCSIS: 20 Hungarian Folk Songs, Sz. 92, BB 98 – Slow Dance

    KODÁLY: Kálló Double Dance

     

    Gabriella Balga – mezzosoprano

    András Palerdi – bass

    Júlia Kubinyi, Anna Csizmadia – traditional folk voice

    Presented by Ferenc Sebő

    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

    Szalonna Folk Band

    Czifra Folk Dance Ensemble
    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • january 28, 2018 UMZE Ensemble
    Budapest, BMC Concert Hall - 19:00

    MASON: Layers of Love (Hungarian premiere)

    BENJAMIN: At first light (Hungarian premiere)

    ADÉS: Living toys (Hungarian premiere)

    BIRTWISTLE: Tragoedia (Hungarian premiere)

     

    UMZE Ensemble

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • Latest news

    • 31/12/2017

      Step-in on 14-hours notice with the Hungarian National Philharmonic

      Gergely has stepped in on a half-day notice to conduct Tchaikovsky's complete Nutcracker (with original metronome markings by the composer) with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, replacing their indisposed music director, Zsolt Hamar.

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    • 01/12/2017

      Live concert broadcast with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra

      Commemorating Zoltán Kodály's 50th death anniversary, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra dedicates tonight's concert to the oeuvre of Hungary's great composer, educator and musical genius. For the first time in our history, the performance will be broadcast live on Youtube on the 1st of December, 2017 at 7 pm CET!

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  • Latest blog

    • 21/09/2017

      More than money

      In 2012, I was the first recipient of Enlgish National Opera's Mackerras Conducting Fellowship, made possible by the Philip Loubser Foundation. I explain how the opportunities for mentoring and interaction with artists across a variety of genres are as valuable as the conducting experience.

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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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