Andris Nelsons

Conductor
*appeared with touring orchestra only

Biography

Andris Nelsons is the newly appointed Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, start-ing from the 2014/2015 season.
He will act as Music Director Designate for the BSO’s 2013/2014 season. Andris Nelsons made his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in March 2011, leading Mahler’s Symphony no. 9 at Carnegie Hall.
Last summer, Nelsons made his de-but at Tanglewood, and in January 2013, he made his Symphony Hall debut.

This new ap-pointment cements Andris Nelsons as one of the most sought-after conductors on the interna-tional scene today, a distinguished name both on the opera and concert podiums.
Nelsons has been Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 2008, enjoying critically acclaimed seasons. With the CBSO, he undertakes major tours worldwide, including regular appearances at such summer festivals as Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms and Berliner Festspiele.
Together they have toured the major European concert halls, including the Musikverein, Vienna, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, Gasteig, Munich and the Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid. Nelsons made his debut in Japan, on tour with Wiener Philhar-moniker, and returns to tour Japan and the Far East with the CBSO in November 2013.
Over the next few seasons he will continue collaborations with Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Sympho-nieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Philharmonia Orchestra.
Andris Nelsons is a regular guest at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wiener Staatsoper and the Metropolitan Opera New York. In summer 2014 he returns to Bayreuther Festspiele as Musical Director for Lohengrin, in a production directed by Hans Neuenfels, which Nelsons premiered in Bayreuth in 2010.
With the CBSO, Nelsons has an exciting recording collaboration with Orfeo International: they are working towards releasing all orchestral works by Tchaikovsky and all those by R. Strauss, the first disc of which was praised by The Times: “one of the most sumptuous and refined ac-counts of ‘Ein Heldenleben’ ever put on to disc”. The majority of Nelsons’ recordings are recog-nised with a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and, in October 2011, Andris Nelsons re-ceived the prestigious ECHO Klassik of the German Phono Academy in the category "Conduc-tor of the Year" for his recording with CBSO of Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ and ‘Symphony of Psalms’. For audiovisual recordings, he has an exclusive agreement with Unitel GmbH, the most recent release is a disc entitled From The New World with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, released on DVD and Blu-ray in June 2013.
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 Principal Conduc-tor of Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in Herford, Germany 2006-2009 and Music Director of Latvian National Opera 2003-2007.

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