Fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting young European conductors of his generation, in 2013 Gergely Madaras was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne. From September 2014 he will also take up the post of Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in his native Hungary. Upcoming orchestral highlights include his debuts with the Munich Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Janáček Philharmonic and the Academy of Ancient Music, as well as returns to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Turin. The 2014/15 season also sees Gergely Madaras make his Australasian debut conducting the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras.
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. During this two year appointment he worked on productions of The Barber of Seville, Benvenuto Cellini, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Rigoletto and Wozzeck, and in Autumn 2013 was invited by ENO to conduct Simon McBurney's new production of Magic Flute in London. He will reprise this production for his debut at De Nedelandse Opera Amsterdam in Spring 2015. Other opera engagements have included Peer Gynt in Dijon and Bluebeard's Castle in concert at the 30th International Bartok Festival in Hungary. Future appearances in Hungary include semi-staged performances of La traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor in Szombathely and productions of Magic Flute and Verdi's Otello at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. In 2015/16 he will make his debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève with another new production of Magic Flute.