KD SCHMID Andris Nelsons

Conductor

Andris Nelsons

Biography – about the artist.

Music Director Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Gewandhauskapellmeister Leipzig

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’ positions in Boston and Leipzig commenced in the 2014/15 season and in February 2018, respectively. In October 2020, Nelsons extended his contracts with both orchestras. Autumn 2019 marked a ground-breaking highlight for Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: three performances featuring musilatcians from both institutions within one joint orchestra were given at Boston’s Symphony Hall as part of the alliance between the two orchestras.  Next season, this alliance will centre around symphonic works by Richard Strauss, including performances in conjunction with a joint recording release, the details of which will be announced in autumn 2021.


Following his return to orchestras including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks last season, Nelsons looks forward to performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker in December 2021 and at the upcoming Salzburg Festival with the Wiener Philharmoniker, with whom he conducted the prestigious New Year’s Day concert in 2020, broadcast to millions across the world. This summer, Nelsons will also be conducting the Festspielorchester Bayreuth in Bayreuth, followed by the orchestra’s first European tour with performances in Paris, Riga, and throughout Germany.

Andris Nelsons has an exclusive recording relationship with Deutsche Grammophon, which has paved the way for three landmark projects with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Wiener Philharmoniker. Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra partner on recordings of the complete Shostakovich symphonies and the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District - this cycle is already the recipient of four Grammy awards in the categories Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album. Furthermore, Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig continue their critically acclaimed Bruckner symphonic cycle under the Yellow Label. Both cycles released their fifth instalments in 2021. Nelsons’ recordings of Beethoven’s complete symphonies with the Wiener Philharmoniker, in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday, were released by Deutsche Grammophon 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 whilst studying conducting. He was Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2015, Principal Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford, Germany 2006-2009 and Music Director of the Latvian National Opera 2003-2007.

SEASON 2021/2022


Orchestra.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, under the direction of Andris Nelsons, will focus intensively on the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on this tour.

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, under the direction of Andris Nelsons, will focus intensively on the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky on this tour.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Andris Nelsons on a summer tour.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Andris Nelsons on a summer tour.

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Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Andris Nelsons and star pianist Lang Lang take Beethoven on tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

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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

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons as well as cellist Sol Gabetta embark on a tour.

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

In the context of the alliance between both "his" orchestras, Music Director Andris Nelsons offers a cycle of four concerts with works by Richard Strauss. The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

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The next dates:

19.10.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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21.10.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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22.10.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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23.10.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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11.11.2021

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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12.11.2021

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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18.11.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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19.11.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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20.11.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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23.11.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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26.11.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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27.11.2021

Symphony Hall

Boston

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09.12.2021

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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10.12.2021

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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11.12.2021

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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06.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

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07.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

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08.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

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13.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

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14.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

15.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

16.01.2022

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston

10.02.2022

Isarphilharmonie

München

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24.02.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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25.02.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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26.02.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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01.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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03.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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04.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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10.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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11.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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12.03.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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15.03.2022

Carnegie Hall Corp.

New York

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21.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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22.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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23.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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26.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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28.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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29.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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30.04.2022

Symphony Hall

Boston

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General Management:

Karen McDonald

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General Management:

Andreas Flohr

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Jessica Croghan

Associate Artist Manager

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Discography.

Bruckner

Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8

02.2021, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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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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Press.

„Nelsons celebrates the sheer delight in the grand symphony away from all self-reflective moments and interpretations.“

Süddeutsche Zeitung, Helmut Mauró, 10.08.2020

„The Philharmonic Orchestra and Andris Nelsons let the death march of Gustav Mahler's Sixth unroll magnificently on a relentless ground beat. In Salzburg's Großes Festspielhaus, the ensemble indulged in intoxication of sound and a longing for death, without using the associated clichés.“

Der Standard, Heidemarie Klabacher, 09.08.2020

„„[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