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    Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galánta

    Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra



    Recorded live at Müpa – Palace of Arts Budapest


    Courtesy of Közszolgálat a Magyar Kultúráért Alapítvány

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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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  • august 28, 2019 Orchestre National de Lyon
    La Chaise Dieu, Abbey of La Chaise Dieu - 19:30

    GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Opus 46 (Morning, Death of Ase, Anitra’s Dance, In the Hall of the Mountain King)

    GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16

    DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88


    Chaise Dieu Festival


    Orchestre National de Lyon


    Roger Muraro – piano

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • september 01, 2019 Orchestre National de Lyon
    Gstaad, Gstaad Festival Tent - 18:00

    WAGNER: Tannhäuser Overture

    WAGNER: “Amfortas, die Wunde” from Parsifal

    WAGNER: “Winterstürme wichen den Wonnemond” from Die Walküre

    MURAIL: Reflections IV

    WAGNER: “Höchstes vertraun” from Lohengrin

    WAGNER: “Preislied” from Die Meistersingervon Nürnberg

    GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

    RAVEL: Bolero


    Gstaad Festival


    Klaus Florian Vogt – tenor

    Gergely Madaras – conductor


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  • september 08, 2019 Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
    Liège, Salle Philharmonique de Liège - 15:00

    Portes Ouvertes concert


    Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège


    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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  • september 15, 2019 Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
    Bucharest, Romanian Athenaeum - 16:30

    ENESCU: Suite No. 2 in C major Op. 20

    BARTOK: Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz. 112, BB 117

    PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 in B flat Op. 100


    Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège


    Renaud Capuçon – violin

    Gergely Madaras – conductor

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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."
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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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