KD SCHMID Andris Nelsons

Conductor

Andris Nelsons

Biography – about the artist.

Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. These two positions, in addition to his leadership of a pioneering alliance between both institutions, have firmly established Grammy Award-winning Nelsons as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today.


Nelsons began his tenure as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the 2014/15 season. This season, the BSO and Nelsons embark on a major tour throughout Asia, giving their first concerts together in Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The orchestra also continues its appearances at Carnegie Hall as part of the “Great American Orchestras” series, with a special concert performance of Act III of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde featuring Jonas Kaufmann. Since his appointment as Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig in February 2018, Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester have completed a number of successful tours, including their first Asia tour together in May/June 2019, performing in Japan and China. This season, the orchestra looks forward to two European tours, which will include performances at the BBC Proms, the festivals in Salzburg and Lucerne, as well as Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein. October/November 2019 marks a special highlight for Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester: three joint performances in Boston’s Symphony Hall will be given as part of the alliance between the two orchestras, and the Gewandhausorchester will perform additional concerts as part of BSO’s subscription series. 

During the 2019/20 season, Nelsons continues his regular collaborations with the Wiener Philharmoniker, with whom he conducts the prestigious New Year’s Day concert in 2020, broadcast to millions across the world. Furthermore, in celebration of the composer’s 250th anniversary, the Wiener Philharmoniker and Nelsons present a cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies at the Musikverein and on tour at the Philharmonie de Paris, Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. Throughout his career, Nelsons has established regular collaborations with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concertgebouworkest and has been a regular guest at the Bayreuther Festspiele and at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

Andris Nelsons has an exclusive recording relationship with Deutsche Grammophon, which has paved the way for three landmark projects. Nelsons and the BSO partner on recording the complete Shostakovich symphonies and the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtensk District. The fourth and most recent instalment was released in February 2019. Each of the first three releases of the cycle have received Grammy Awards for Best Orchestral Performance, the third additionally winning in the Best Engineered Album, Classical category. Nelsons and the yellow label also have embarked upon a critically acclaimed project with the Gewandhausorchester that sheds new light on the symphonies of Bruckner, and pairs these distinctive symphonic pieces with works by Wagner. The most recent instalment was released in May 2019. Finally, Nelsons’ recordings of Beethoven’s complete symphonies with the Wiener Philharmoniker will be released in October 2019.

Born in Riga in 1978 into a family of musicians, Andris Nelsons began his career as a trumpeter in the Latvian National Opera Orchestra before studying conducting. He was Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2015, Principal Conductor of Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford, Germany 2006-2009 and Music Director of the Latvian National Opera 2003-2007.

SEASON 2019/2020


Orchestra.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

This tour’s programme, conducted by Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons, will be dedicated to the romantic composers who lived in Leipzig: Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The oldest bourgeois concert orchestra in the German-speaking world embarks on a festival tour. It is conducted by Gewandhauskappellmeister Andris Nelsons, who has held this post since February 2018.

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Under the baton of the Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig embarks on a European tour. In addition to Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, they will also perform Richard Wagner’s...

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The next dates:

12.09.2020

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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13.09.2020

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Karen McDonald

+44 20 7395 09-15

karen.mcdonald@kdschmid.co.uk

General Management:

Andreas Flohr

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andreas.flohr@kdschmid.co.uk

Jessica Croghan

Artist Coordinator

+44 20 7395 09-34

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Discography.

Bruckner

Symphonies Nos. 6 & 9

05.2019, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 "The Year 1905"

07.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Bruckner

Symphony No. 7 - Wagner: Siegfried's Funeral March (Live)

04.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Bruckner

Symphony No. 4 - Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude (Live)

02.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Bruckner

Symphony No. 3 - Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture (Live)

05.2017, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow

Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9; Suite from "Hamlet" (Live)

05.2016, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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News.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig's 2020/21 Seasons announced with Andris Nelsons

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig broadcasts concerts online

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Free Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker offers also performances of KD SCHMID artists

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Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker on a tour through Europe

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Andris Nelsons conducts the New Year’s Concert from Vienna

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Daniel Lozakovich returns to Boston

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The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons travel to Boston to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra for ‘Leipzig week in Boston’

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Andris Nelsons on tour with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in Europe

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Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker release Beethoven's symphony cycle on Deutsche Grammophon

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Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig on a European summer festival tour with Martin Helmchen

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Press.

„„[Nelsons] is evidently, sometimes even visibly, a high-precision operator, while a certain earthiness of manner was all to the good in managing the cosmic immensities of the Mahler““

The Sunday Times, Paul Driver, 09.09.2018

„Nelsons revealed himself as a sensitive Mahler interpreter, nevertheless one with a very firm grip. His focus was on the concentrates on sculpture of the details, without losing sight of the great sound.““

Wiener Zeitung, Judith Belfkih, 31.07.2018

„Andris Nelsons performed a miracle of amalgamation of precision and exuberance, plainness and proliferation of sound, constrained rigour and freely floating dynamics.“

drehpunktkultur.at, Hans Gärtner, 29.07.2018

„Nelsons […] again and again retrieves new glories from all corners of this really superb orchestra.“

Leipziger Volkszeitung, Peter Korfmacher, 13.05.2018

„One immediately notices that this sensitive, highly communicative and symphonically inspired conductor finds immediate access to Bruckner's large-scale structures and enhancements.“

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Harald Eggebrecht, 30.05.2017