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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35.

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    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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  • july 01, 2018 Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
    Tokyo, Suntory Hall - 19:30

    VIVALDI: Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor

    MOZART: Violin Concerto in G major
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations
    BRAHMS: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello


    Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
    University of the Arts Tokyo Orchestra

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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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