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Fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting European conductors of his generation, in 2013 Gergely Madaras was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne. From September 2014 he also took up the post of Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Hungary. Notable engagements of the previous season included concerts with the Academy of Ancient Music, Janáček Philharmonic and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, plus his North American debut with the Houston Symphony. The 2014/15 season also saw Gergely Madaras make his Australasian debut conducting the Melbourne Symphony, Queensland Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestras. Gergely Madaras is also establishing a fine reputation as an opera conductor: in 2012 he was appointed as the inaugural recipient of the Charles Mackerras Fellowship at the English National Opera. During this two year appointment he worked on productions of The Barber of Seville, Benvenuto Cellini, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Rigoletto and Wozzeck, and in Autumn 2013 was invited by ENO to conduct Simon McBurney's new production of Magic Flute in London. He reprised this production for his debut at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, in Spring 2015. Other opera engagements have included Peer Gynt in Dijon, Bluebeard's Castle in concert at the 30th International Bartok Festival, semi-staged performances of La traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor in Szombathely and Magic Flute with Hungarian State Opera in Budapest. In Budapest he conducted La nozze di Figaro and Otello too.
Gergely Madaras