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Conductor

Andrey Boreyko
conductor

Andrey Boreyko has been Music Director of Orchestre National de Belgique since September 2012, expanding its activities nationally and internationally and balancing traditional repertoire with innovative, diverse programming which includes a number of commissions from around the world with new works from Georgia (Gia Kancheli), Turkey (Fazil Say), Belgium (Frederik Neyrinck). In the 2016/17 season Boreyko will present a festival dedicated to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. In September 2014 Boreyko began his tenure as Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic in Florida and additionally, he holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi.

 

Much sought-after as a guest conductor, in North America he has worked with the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, The Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the Toronto, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Baltimore and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras. 2016/17 sees re-invitations to the Toronto and Detroit symphony orchestras and appearances at both the Aspen and Ravinia festivals – the latter with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A prolific conductor of the great symphonic repertoire and a passionate advocate for less widely known works, Boreyko conducted one of the most anticipated US premieres in 2014/15 when he led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in their first performance of Górecki’s Symphony No.4, to considerable acclaim.

 

Current and future European highlights include appearances with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Netherlands and Warsaw philharmonic orchestras. Boreyko has also conducted orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker, Filharmonica della Scala, Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestre de Paris, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, London Symphony, the Philharmonia and Rotterdam Philharmonic.

 

Notable amongst Boreyko’s discography with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR (with whom he was Principal Guest Conductor) are Pärt’s Lamentate and Silvestrov’s Symphony No.6 (both for ECM records) and the premiere recording of his original version of the Suite from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for Hänssler Classics. He has also recorded Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Lutosławski’s Chain 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Yarling Records. With the Orchestre National de Belgique, Boreyko continues his extensive recording project of the complete Shostakovich symphonies, having already recorded Nos.1, 4, 6, 9 and 15 with Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR and he conducted the world-premiere recording of Górecki’s Symphony No.4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Nonesuch.

 

Andrey Boreyko was Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker (2009-14) and Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of whom he is now Honorary Conductor), Winnipeg Symphony and Berner Sinfonieorchester. He received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband – the first in the history of the prize.