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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

    Gergely Madaras is Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège and Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in his native Hungary. He was previously music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne from 2013-2019. Gergely regularly appears as a guest conductor on stage and in the recording studio with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, Philharmonia, Filarmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Copenhagen and Oslo Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester and the Academy of Ancient Music. Further afield, Gergely has worked with the Houston, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Auckland Philharmonia. He has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues like the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall in London, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Philharmonie de Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Equally established in the operatic repertoire, he has appeared at the English National Opera, Dutch National Opera, Hungarian State Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève. While grounded in the traditional classic and romantic repertoire, Gergely is an advocate of Bartók, Kodály and Dohnányi, maintaining a close relationship with new music having conducted more than 100 works written after 1970, collaborating closely with composers Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, György Kurtág and Péter Eötvös.

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  • Seasonal highlights

    Highlights of the 2019/20 season – his inaugural season at the helm of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège – includes three CD recordings, a continued collaboration with Mezzo HD (Artist of the Month September 2019) as well as a tour to the Bucharest Enescu Festival. Furthermore this year marks Gergely’s debut with Netherlands Philharmonic at Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, where he will also make a second appearance for his Netherlands Radio Philharmonic debut in August 2020. Gergely has further debuts with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the chamber orchestras of Lausanne and Geneva. Gergely returns once more to the Hallé for several UK appearances throughout the season. Other re-invitations include Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre National de Montpellier, BBC Scottish Symphony and the BBC Singers.

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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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  • 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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