Music Director – Artis-Naples
Now in his sixth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued creative growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Boreyko continues to explore connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming. During the 2018/19 season, Boreyko paired the Ballet Russes-inspired contemporary visual artworks of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave with performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird — elaborating upon the meaning, style and influence of art and artists upon one another. A strong proponent of modern artistic voices, Boreyko has recently commissioned several new works by composers including Fazil Say, Giya Kancheli and D. J. Sparr.
This season marks the start of Andrey Boreyko’s tenure as Music and Artistic Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to their regular collaborations at home, this season Andrey Boreyko and the orchestra will perform at the Chopin and his Europe Festival, the Beethoven Easter Festival, and across Japan.
A popular guest conductor with major orchestras across the globe, Andrey Boreyko’s highlights this season include a substantial tour of Europe with The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (including Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich), engagements with NAC Ottawa, Seoul Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester, Prague Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonie and Monte Carlo Philharmonic. Last season, Andrey toured to the Ljubljana, Rheingau, Gstaad, and Grafenegg festivals with the Filarmonica della Scalla. He also worked with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Sinfonia Varsovia (with whom he appeared in the Budapest Palace of Arts’ Bridging Europe Festival with Piotr Anderszewski), Frankfurt Museumsgesellschaft, as well as the Seattle, Minnesota, Toronto, San Francisco, Sydney Symphony orchestras, and he ended the season with Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival.
Over the past few seasons, orchestras with whom Andrey Boreyko has worked have included Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony, Bamberger Symphoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, Wiener Symphoniker, Filharmonica della Scala, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, London Symphony, Philharmonia, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. In North America, he has conducted New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras.
A passionate advocate for lesser-known works, Boreyko championed compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra last season. As part of the Prague Spring Festival 2018, Boreyko conducted the Prague Symphony Orchestra in a rendition of Jan Novak’s Dido and this season conducts Zdeněk Fibich’s rarely performed Vodnik. He returned to Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester Berlin in February 2018 with a performance of Valentin Silvestrov’s Requiem for Larissa.
Notable amongst Boreyko’s discography with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR (of whom he was Principal Guest Conductor), are 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 Mtsensk and Shostakovich symphonies No. 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 15, both on Hänssler Classics. He has also recorded Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and Lutosławski’s Chain 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Yarling Records. Nonesuch released a recording of the Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, shortly after Andrey Boreyko conducted the work in concert with them, subsequently performing the American premiere with Los Angeles Philharmonic. Of his (recently released) live recording with Poznan Philharmonic from 1995, Ivan Moody in the August 2018 Gramophone magazine writes “Boreyko is masterly in sustaining the tension throughout the movement, right to the almost motionless final chords. Boreyko knows exactly what he is doing – again, the tension never flags and the pacing is exactly right – and Iżykowska is simply superb, perfectly at one with the orchestra. If you have not already guessed, I was in tears almost throughout the disc. Even if you have every other recording of this work in the catalogue, you should still buy this one. It is a masterly performance of a masterpiece.”
From 2012 Andrey Boreyko was Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique, a post he held with great commitment 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 Poznan Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of whom he is now Honorary Conductor and with whom he received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband), Hamburger Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony, Berner Sinfonieorchester, and Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker.