Andrey Boreyko

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Andrey Boreyko (Russian: Андре́й Ви́кторович Боре́йко, Andrey Viktorovich Boreyko, born July 22, 1957 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian conductor. At the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, he studied conducting (with Elisabeta Kudriavtseva and Alexander Dmitriev), graduating summa cum laude. In 1987, he won diplomas and prizes at the Grzegorz Fitelberg conductors' competition in Katowice, and he was a prize winner in 1989 at the Kirill Kondrashin conductors' competition in Amsterdam.

Boreyko was music director of the Jena Philharmonic between 1998 and 2003. With the orchestra, Boreyko received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the German Music Critics (Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband).[1] He now has the title of honorary conductor with the Jena Philharmonic. Boreyko served as Principal Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra (Hamburger Symphoniker) from 2004 until his sudden resignation in November 2007.[2] He was principal conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2010. In May 2008, Boreyko was announced as the next General Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, effective with the 2009–2010 season, for an initial contract of 5 years.[3] In February 2012, the orchestra announced the scheduled conclusion of Boreyko's Düsseldorf at the end of the 2013-2014 season.[4] [5]

Outside of Germany, Boreyko was principal guest conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2003. He was Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2006.[6] Overall, Boreyko received praise for his musicianship during his Winnipeg tenure, and contributed financial assistance to the orchestra during the financially troubled 2002–2003 season.[7] However, he also received criticism for a lack of community outreach, and not fulfilling an intention to establish residency in Winnipeg.[8][9] In September 2010, the National Orchestra of Belgium announced the appointment of Boreyko as its next music director, effective with the 2012-2013 season, with an initial contract of 5 years. He serves as principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi.

On April 20, 2013, Kathleen Van Bergen, CEO of Artis—Naples in Naples, FL, announced that Andrey would become the Music Director for the Naples Philharmonic. He served as Music Director Designate for the 2013-2014 season. He made his official debut as Music Director on October 23rd 2014. This marks the maestro's first full time appointment with an American orchestra. [10] His discography includes Arvo Pärt's Lamentate and Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 6,[11] both recorded with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) for ECM Records. In 2006, Hänssler Classic released a live recording, also with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4 and the world premiere recording of his original version of the Suite, op. 29a from the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rian Evans (2004-10-08). "CBSO/Boreyko". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  2. ^ Kevin Shihoten (2007-11-05). "Jeffrey Tate Replaces Andrey Boreyko as Hamburg Symphony Chief Conductor". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  3. ^ Ilja Stephan (2008-06-09). "Andrey Boreyko geht zu den Düsseldorfer Symphonikern". Die Welt. Retrieved 2009-02-11. 
  4. ^ "GMD Boreyko bleibt in Düsseldorf bis Ende der Saison 2013/2014" (Press release). Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  5. ^ Regine Müller (2012-12-17). "GMD-Kandidatenschau mit Mario Venzago". Die Welt. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  6. ^ Ben Mattison (2005-01-07). "Music Director Andrey Boreyko to Leave Winnipeg Symphony in 2006". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 
  7. ^ Morley Walker (2003-05-22). "Leaving WSO 'out of the question,' Boreyko says". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  8. ^ Morley Walker (2006-05-11). "Can we afford another saviour in a tux?". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
  9. ^ Morley Walker (2007-09-08). "WSO music director will rest his baton in Osborne Village". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2009-02-28. 
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  11. ^ Andrew Clements (2007-05-25). "Silvestrov: Symphony No 6, SWR Stuttgart Radio SO/Boreyko". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

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Preceded by
Andreas Weiser
Chief Conductor, Jena Philharmonic
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Nicholas Milton
Preceded by
Yoav Talmi
Music Director, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Tate
Preceded by
Dmitri Kitajenko
Bern Symphony Orchestra, Music Director
2004-2010
Succeeded by
Mario Venzago
Preceded by
John Fiore
Chief Conductor, Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra
2009–present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Walter Weller
Chief Conductor, National Orchestra of Belgium
2012–present
Succeeded by
incumbent