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Born in Budapest in 1984, Gergely Madaras is Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra in his native Hungary and Music Director Designate of the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, beginning his inaugural three season tenure in September 2019. He regularly appears as a guest conductor on stage and in the recording studio with leading orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Münchener Kammerorchester and Academy of Ancient Music, and has also conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra in their “Music of Today” series. Further afield, Gergely has worked with the Houston, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Auckland Philharmonia. Highlights of the 2018/19 season include Gergely’s debut with the Filarmonica della Scala opening the 2018 Milano Musica Festival, as well as his debut at the Paris Philharmonie with the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY in a production of Stockhausen’s INORI. This season also marks appearances with the Hallé Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre National de Montpellier and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Further ahead Gergely makes his debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic and Norwegian Radio Orchestras. Equally establishing a distinguished operatic repertoire, he has appeared at the English National Opera, Dutch National Opera and Hungarian State Opera, and returns to the Grand Théâtre de Genève in December for Viva la Mamma. While grounded in the traditional classic and romantic repertoire, Gergely Madaras is an advocate of Bartók, Kodály and Dohnányi, and also maintains a close relationship with new music, closely collaborating with composers Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin and Peter Eötvös.