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. Working widely throughout Europe, this season Gergely Madaras makes debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Hallé Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic.
In recent seasons Gergely Madaras has forged strong professional relationships in Germany and the United Kingdom, working with such orchestras as the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Munich Chamber Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has also travelled further afield for his Australasian debuts with the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras, and his North American debut with the Houston Symphony.
Gergely Madaras is also establishing a fine reputation as an opera conductor: in 2012 he was appointed as the inaugural recipient of the Charles Mackerras Fellowship at the English National Opera, culminating in an invitation by ENO to conduct Simon McBurney's new production of Magic Flute in London. He has also worked with De Nederlandse Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève and Hungarian State Opera.
Despite a grounding in the core classical repertoire following his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Gergely Madaras has also been exceptionally active on the international contemporary music scene with regular appearances at festivals such as the Wien Modern, MiTo Settembre Musica, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music and Lucerne Festival Academy. He has worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and George Benjamin, and also co-founded the IKZE Festival (Contemporary Music Festival of Young Composers) in his native Hungary.
In 2011 Gergely Madaras was one of three finalists at the 52nd Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors, and won the ARTE Live Web prize. Also in 2011, Madaras received the Junior Prima Prize, the most prestigious award in Hungary given every year to outstanding young artists.