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. Autumn 2019 marked a ground-breaking highlight for Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig: three performances featuring musicians from both institutions within one joint orchestra were given at Boston’s Symphony Hall as part of the alliance between the two orchestras. In 2020, this unique partnership between both orchestras culminated in another highlight, a joint release of the major symphonic works by Richard Strauss for Deutsche Grammophon, including Strauss’s Festliches Präludium jointly performed by musicians from both orchestras. To mark the release, Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig completed a residency tour to London, Hamburg, Vienna and Paris to perform two all-Strauss programmes in May 2022. 


Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra begin their 2023/24 season with a major European tour, performing in a number of prestigious summer festivals, including the BBC Proms, the Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals. In January 2024, the BSO and Nelsons will perform two guest concerts at Carnegie Hall with pianist Seong-Jin Cho and a concert performance of Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. This season, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig embark on two tours under Nelsons’ direction: to Asia in November 2023, with concerts in Taiwan, Korea and Japan, and a European tour in March 2024, with three symphonic programmes celebrating the works of Tchaikovsky. Nelsons will also continue his guest appearances this season, performing with the Berliner Philharmoniker together with violinist Baiba Skride, and will return Vienna for performances with Wiener Philharmoniker in June, including the annual Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn Palace. Nelsons will also conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic for concerts featuring trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger.

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. 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 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 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 2023/2024


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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The next dates:

26.02.2024

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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27.02.2024

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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28.02.2024

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Luxembourg

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29.02.2024

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Luxembourg

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02.03.2024

Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la musique

Paris

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03.03.2024

Philharmonie de Paris - Cité de la musique

Paris

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05.03.2024

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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06.03.2024

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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07.03.2024

Philharmonie Essen

Essen

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09.03.2024

Musikverein Wien

Wien

10.03.2024

Musikverein Wien

Wien

13.03.2024

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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14.03.2024

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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04.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

05.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

06.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

11.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

12.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

13.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

14.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

18.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

19.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

20.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

25.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

26.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

27.04.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

02.05.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

03.05.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

04.05.2024

Symphony Hall

Boston

07.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

08.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

17.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

18.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

23.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

24.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

26.05.2024

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

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General Management:

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Discography.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 12 & 13

10.2023, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Sommernachtskonzert 2022

Wiener Philharmoniker | Gautier Capuçon

07.2022, Sony Classical, CD, DVD

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Strauss

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | Boston Symphony Orchestra | Yuja Wang | Yo-Yo Ma

05.2022, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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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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News.

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall

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Seong-Jin Cho on Asia Tour with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Andris Nelsons

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Start of Andris Nelsons and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig on Asia tour

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Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig release complete Bruckner Symphonies

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New Shostakovich release for Andris Nelsons and the BSO

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Andris Nelsons and Boston Symphony Orchestra open 2023/24 season

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Season Opening Concerts

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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conclude European Summer Tour

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Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of star conductor Andris Nelsons on tour in Europe: An unforgettable highlight to end the season

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Augustin Hadelich to perform Britten with Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Return to the Carnegie Hall

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BBC Proms programm anouncement

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Salzburg Easter Festival 2023

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Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig begin their European Festival tour

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Summer Festivals 2022

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Andris Nelsons returns to the Bayreuther Festspiele

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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