Andrey Boreyko

Andrey Boreyko has been Music Director of Orchestre National de Belgique since 2012, expanding its activities nationally and internationally and balancing traditional repertory with diverse programming, including a number of commissions from around the world. In the 2015-16 season, new works come from Georgia (Giya Kancheli), Turkey (Fazil Say), and Belgium (Frederik Neyrinck). Mr. Boreyko is also Principal Guest Conductor of Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi and Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic in Florida. He previously served as music director of the Düsseldorf Symphony from 2009 to 2014, principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, and chief conductor of the Jena Philharmonic (of which he is now Honorary Conductor), Winnipeg Symphony, and the Bern Symphony Orchestra. He received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband, the first in the history of the prize.

As a guest conductor in North America, Mr. Boreyko has worked with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Montreal symphonies. Last season, he conducted the US premiere of Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The 2015-16 season features appearances in North America with the Baltimore, Indianapolis, and Toronto symphonies. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances. In Europe, he appears with Konzerthausorchester Berlin, WDR Symphony in Cologne, Netherlands Radio Orchestra, and the Helsinki Philharmonic, and undertakes an extensive tour of Germany with Orchestre National de Belgique, featuring composer and soloist Fazil Say. Mr. Boreyko will also perform with his long-standing partners, the Düsseldorf Symphony and the Stuttgart Radio Orchestera, joining the latter for their 70th anniversary concerts.  

Mr. Boreyko’s discography with the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra includes recordings of Arvo Pärt's Lamentate and Valentyn Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 6 (both for ECM) and the premiere recording of the Suite from Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District for Hänssler Classics. He has also recorded Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with the Düsseldorf Symphony and Lutosławski’s Chain 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Yarling Records. With Orchestre National de Belgique, Mr. Boreyko continues his extensive recording project of the complete Shostakovich symphonies, having already recorded Nos.1, 4, 6, 9, and 15 with the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra.

(October 2015)