Gergely Madaras

Gergely Madaras is the newly appointed Music Director Designate of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, beginning his inaugural three season tenure in September 2019. He is also Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, and Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in his native Hungary.

While grounded in the traditional classic and romantic repertoire, Madaras is an advocate of Bartók, Kodály and Dohnányi and also maintains a close relationship with new music, having conducted more than 100 works written after 1970, and closely collaborated with composers Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin and Peter Eötvös. Equally establishing a distinguished operatic repertoire, he has appeared at the English National Opera, Dutch National Opera, Hungarian State Opera and Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Last season, Madaras made his debut at the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. His 2018/19 season sees him conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala in Milan and his debut at the Paris Philharmonie with the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy. He will also return to Grand Théâtre de Genève to conduct Donizetti’s Viva la mamma in December.