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. Earlier this year, 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 major residency tour to London, Hamburg, Vienna and Paris to perform two all-Strauss programmes. 


This season, Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra embark on an extensive tour to Japan, including three prestigious concert dates at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Furthermore, the BSO and Nelsons will continue their guest appearances at Carnegie Hall in April 2023 together with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Gautier Capuçon. Following their season opening tour together in September, a major highlight for Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig include their residency at the Salzburg Easter Festival in April 2023, where three symphonic programmes will be presented in addition to performances of Wagner’s Tannhäuser featuring Jonas Kaufmann in the title role. In May 2023, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig present the Mahler Festival in Leipzig where Nelsons will conduct symphonies No. 2 and 8. Elsewhere, Nelsons will continue collaborating with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Mitsuko Uchida this season, before returning to work with the Wiener Philharmoniker – with whom he conducted the prestigious New Year’s Day concert in 2020, broadcast to millions across the world – and will also embark on a European tour featuring Lang Lang and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

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 2022/2023


Orchestra.

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons go on a European tour.

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons go on a European tour.

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Under the direction of Gewandhauskapellmeister Andris Nelsons, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig goes on a European festival tour with pianist Daniil Trifonov.

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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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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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The next dates:

08.12.2022

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

09.12.2022

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

10.12.2022

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

15.12.2022

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

16.12.2022

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

18.12.2022

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

21.12.2022

Konzert- und Kongresshalle Bamberg

Bamberg

22.12.2022

Konzert- und Kongresshalle Bamberg

Bamberg

29.12.2022

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

30.12.2022

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

31.12.2022

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

13.01.2023

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien

Wien

14.01.2023

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien

Wien

15.01.2023

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien

Wien

16.01.2023

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Budapest

17.01.2023

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

19.01.2023

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien

Wien

21.01.2023

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

22.01.2023

Kölner Philharmonie

Köln

26.01.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

27.01.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

28.01.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

02.02.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

04.02.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

09.02.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

10.02.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

11.02.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

12.02.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

23.02.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

24.02.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

26.02.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

02.03.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

03.03.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

09.03.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

10.03.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

16.03.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

17.03.2023

Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Leipzig

01.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

02.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

03.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

04.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

05.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

07.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

08.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

09.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

10.04.2023

Großes Festspielhaus

Salzburg

13.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

14.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

15.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

20.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

21.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

22.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

28.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

29.04.2023

Symphony Hall

Boston

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Artist Coordinator

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Operations:

Eva Gerges

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Discography.

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 Japan

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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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Boston Symphony Orchestra Season Opening

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Season Opening Concerts

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Summer Festivals 2022

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Salzburg Festival 2022

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Tanglewood 2022

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Summer Night Concert 2022

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Andris Nelsons conducts the Summer Night Concert with the Wiener Philharmoniker

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Andris Nelsons, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Boston Symphony Orchestra release their Strauss boxset

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Andris Nelsons returns to Carnegie Hall

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The challenges of Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1

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Andris Nelsons and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig next Bruckner instalment is released

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Andris Nelsons, The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig announce their Strauss Boxset

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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