Andrey Boreyko

Andrey Boreyko is in his fifth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples in Florida. He is the driving force behind the continued artistic growth of this multi-disciplinary organization, for which he has commissioned new works by Fazıl Say, Giya Kancheli, and Gabriel Prokofiev. Mr. Boreyko becomes the new Music and Artistic Director of Warsaw Philharmonic with the 2019-20 season.

He was appointed music director of the National Orchestra of Belgium in 2012, a post he held for five years, expanding the orchestra’s activities nationally and internationally, including an annual performance in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. His first position in Europe was as chief conductor of the Poznań Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of chief conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of whom he is now Honorary Conductor), Hamburg Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, and Bern Symphony, as well as music director of the Düsseldorf Symphony from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Boreyko has received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015.

Mr. Boreyko’s 2018-19 season engagements include a festivals tour with Filarmonica della Scala and performances with the Prague Symphony, Vienna Radio Symphony, RAI National Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, and the orchestras of Seattle, Minnesota, Toronto, and Sydney. Further ahead, he will conduct the Berlin Radio Symphony and Dresden Philharmonic, and appear in the concert series of the Mozarteum Salzburg and Frankfurt Museums.

A passionate advocate for lesser-known works, Mr. Boreyko championed compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic last season. As part of the Prague Spring Festival 2018, he conducted the Prague Symphony in Jan Novák’s Dido. This season he conducts Zdeněk Fibich’s rarely performed Vodnik. He returned to the Berlin Radio Symphony in 2018 with a performance of Valentin Silvestrov’s Requiem for Larissa.

Mr. Boreyko’s discography with the Stuttgart Radio Orchestra (of which he previously served as Principal Guest Conductor) includes recordings of Arvo Pärt's Lamentate and Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 6 (both for ECM Records), the premiere recording of his original version of the Suite from Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, and Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, and 15 on 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. Mr. Boreyko recorded Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 with the London Philharmonic for Nonesuch, which was subsequently also premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the US under his direction.

(April 2019