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). 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. 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. In February 2012, the orchestra announced the scheduled conclusion of Boreyko's Düsseldorf at the end of the 2013-2014 season.

In Canada, 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. 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. However, he also received criticism for a lack of community outreach, and not fulfilling an intention to establish residency in Winnipeg.

In September 2010, the National Orchestra of Belgium (NOB) announced the appointment of Boreyko as its next music director, effective with the 2012-2013 season, with an initial contract of 5 years. He is scheduled to step down from the NOB post at the end of the 2016-2017 season.. He serves as principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi. In April 2013, Boreyko was named the next Music Director for the Naples (Florida) Philharmonic, as of the 2014-2015 season, his first appointment with an orchestra in the United States. He served as Music Director Designate for the 2013-2014 season.

Boreyko's discography includes Arvo Pärt's Lamentate and Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 6, 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Symphony no. 4 / Suite from the Opera "Lady Macbeth von Mzensk" Dmitry Shostakovich; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Andrey Boreyko 1
2007 Symphony no. 6 Valentin Silvestrov; SWR Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko 1
2012 Symphonies nos. 9 & 15 Dmitry Shostakovich; Andrey Boreyko, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart der SWR 1
2016 Symphony No. 4 (Tansman Episodes) Henryk Mikołaj Górecki; Andrey Boreyko; London Philharmonic Orchestra 1

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