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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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  • august 23, 2017 Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
    Carrière de Villars-Fontaine - 20:30

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  • august 27, 2017 Savaria Symphony Orchestra
    Szombathely, Fő Tér - 19:00

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  • august 29, 2017 Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Budapest, Bartók National Concert Hall - 19:30

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  • august 30, 2017 Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Pécs, Kodály Centre - 19:00

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  • 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

    • 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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