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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op.35.

    “The Calendar Prince”

    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

    2016

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  • Biography

    Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras is Music Director Designate of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne and Principal Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra. Praised as "His name is one to watch" by the Financial Times, 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, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 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 also an advocate of Bartók, Kodály and Dohnányi, and maintains a close relationship with new music, having conducted more than 100 works written after 1970, collaborating with composers Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin and Péter Eötvös among many others.

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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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Upcoming

  • november 26, 2018 Budapest Philharmonic Society Orchestra
    Budapest, Liszt Academy - 19:30

    ERKEL: Hunyadi László – Overture
    KRAFT: Cello Concerto in C major, Op. 4
    LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor
    KODÁLY: Dances of Galánta
    MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

     

    István Várdai – cello
    Budapest Philharmonic Society Orchestra
    Ádám Medveczky, Gergely Madaras – conductors

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  • december 06, 2018 Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
    Dijon, Auditorium - 20:00

    STRAUSS: Ariadne auf Naxos Overture and Dance Suite

    MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder (5 songs)

    ZEMLINSKY: Symphony No. 1 in D minor

     

    Matthias Winckhler – baritone

    Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

     

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  • december 21, 2018 Grand Théâtre de Genève
    Geneva, Opéra des Nations - 19:30

    DONIZETTI: Viva la Mamma

     

    Mamma Agata: Laurent Naouri

    Luigia: Melody Louledijan

    Gugliemo: Migran Agadzhanyan

    Biscroma Strappaviscere: Pietro Di Bianco

    Cesare: Enric Martinez-Castignani

     

    Stage director, costumes designer: Laurent Pelly

    Set designer: Chantal Thomas

    Lighting Designer: Joël Adams

     

    Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus

    Alan Woodbridge – director

     

    L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

     

    Coproduction by the Opéra national de Lyon and the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona

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  • december 23, 2018 Grand Théâtre de Genève
    Geneva, Opéra des Nations - 19:30

    DONIZETTI: Viva la Mamma

     

    Mamma Agata: Laurent Naouri

    Luigia: Melody Louledijan

    Gugliemo: Migran Agadzhanyan

    Biscroma Strappaviscere: Pietro Di Bianco

    Cesare: Enric Martinez-Castignani

     

    Stage director, costumes designer: Laurent Pelly

    Set designer: Chantal Thomas

    Lighting Designer: Joël Adams

     

    Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus

    Alan Woodbridge – director

     

    L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

     

    Coproduction by the Opéra national de Lyon and the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona

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    • 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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"His is a name to watch."
Financial Times
  • 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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