• Latest video

    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

  • november 03, 2017 Grand Théâtre de Genève - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Geneva, Opéra des nations - 19:30

    OFFENBACH: Fantasio

     

    Fantasio – Katija Dragojevic

    Le roi de Bavière – Boris Grappe

    La princesse Elsbeth – Melody Louledjian

    Le prince de Mantoue – Pierre Doyen

    Marinoni – Loïc Félix

    Spark – Philippe Estèphe

    Hartmann – Fabrice Farina

    Flamel – Carine Séchaye

    Rutten/Le Tailleur/Le Garde Suisse – Bruno Bayeux

     

    Director: Thomas Jolly

    Set design: Thibaut Fack

    Costumes: Sylvette Dequest

    Lights: Antoine Travert

     

    Chœur du Grand Théâtre
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • november 04, 2017 Grand Théâtre de Genève - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Geneva, Opéra des nations - 19:30

    OFFENBACH: Fantasio

     

    Fantasio – Katija Dragojevic

    Le roi de Bavière – Boris Grappe

    La princesse Elsbeth – Melody Louledjian

    Le prince de Mantoue – Pierre Doyen

    Marinoni – Loïc Félix

    Spark – Philippe Estèphe

    Hartmann – Fabrice Farina

    Flamel – Carine Séchaye

    Rutten/Le Tailleur/Le Garde Suisse – Bruno Bayeux

     

    Director: Thomas Jolly

    Set design: Thibaut Fack

    Costumes: Sylvette Dequest

    Lights: Antoine Travert

     

    Chœur du Grand Théâtre
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • november 10, 2017 Grand Théâtre de Genève - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Geneva, Opéra des nations - 19:30

    OFFENBACH: Fantasio

     

    Fantasio – Katija Dragojevic

    Le roi de Bavière – Boris Grappe

    La princesse Elsbeth – Melody Louledjian

    Le prince de Mantoue – Pierre Doyen

    Marinoni – Loïc Félix

    Spark – Philippe Estèphe

    Hartmann – Fabrice Farina

    Flamel – Carine Séchaye

    Rutten/Le Tailleur/Le Garde Suisse – Bruno Bayeux

     

    Director: Thomas Jolly

    Set design: Thibaut Fack

    Costumes: Sylvette Dequest

    Lights: Antoine Travert

     

    Chœur du Grand Théâtre
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

    More info Tickets
  • november 11, 2017 Grand Théâtre de Genève - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Geneva, Opéra des nations - 19:30

    OFFENBACH: Fantasio

     

    Fantasio – Katija Dragojevic

    Le roi de Bavière – Boris Grappe

    La princesse Elsbeth – Melody Louledjian

    Le prince de Mantoue – Pierre Doyen

    Marinoni – Loïc Félix

    Spark – Philippe Estèphe

    Hartmann – Fabrice Farina

    Flamel – Carine Séchaye

    Rutten/Le Tailleur/Le Garde Suisse – Bruno Bayeux

     

    Director: Thomas Jolly

    Set design: Thibaut Fack

    Costumes: Sylvette Dequest

    Lights: Antoine Travert

     

    Chœur du Grand Théâtre
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

    More info Tickets
  • 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

    • 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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  • 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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