Congratulations to Gergely Madaras who has been announced as the new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne.
Taking up this exciting post in September 2013, Gergely’s debut season will see him tackle a varied programme including Brahms’ Requiem, a semi-staged Peer Gynt
as well as performances of Mendelssohn and Mozart. To see him talk about his forthcoming position and his relationship with the orchestra please click here
Next season also holds Gergely’s professional opera debut as he conducts a new production of The Magic Flute directed by Simon McBurney at the English National Opera.
The year 2013 has been a whirlwind ride for Gergely Madaras–while simultaneously continuing in his role as Charles Mackerras Fellow at ENO he has also debuted with Sinfonia Viva, London Mozart Players and the Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg. It does not end there as he makes his debut with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra this month, followed by a return invitation to the Lucerne Festival for a shared concert with Pierre Boulez during the summer. In September he will take part in a George Benjamin retrospective at the MiTo Settembre Musica Festival in Turin and Milan.
Gergely’s first offering with the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne will be in December this year, conducting a programme including works by Kodaly, Bizet, Haydn and Elgar which is designed to reflect the time he has spent in different cultures and those that have influenced his life: his native Hungary, his new position in Dijon, his studies in Vienna and his current work with the ENO in London.
We wish him the best of luck as he embarks on this thrilling artistic journey with the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne!