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BIOGRAPHY

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

Since the beginning of the 2016/17 season Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is Osborn Music Director of the City of Birmingham Orchestra, following in the footsteps of Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons. She made her debut with the Orchestra in July 2015 and returned in January 2016.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was a Dudamel fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 2012/13 season, becoming assistant conductor in 2014 and promoted to associate conductor for the 2016/17 season. Winner of the prestigious Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2012, she subsequently made her debut with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Festival. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was music director of the Salzburg State Theatre from 2015 to 2017.

She has conducted the Seattle and San Diego Symphony Orchestras, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken, the Bavarian Radio Chorus, the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Camerata Salzburg and the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has collaborated with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica on numerous tours, most recently at the Wiener Festwochen. She has conducted operas in Heidelberg and Bern, where she served as Kapellmeister, as well as in Salzburg and at the Komische Oper Berlin.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was discovered by the German Conducting Forum in 2009 and was one of the revelations of the 2009 Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar in Bonn.

A native of Vilnius, she was born into a musical family. Before pursuing her studies in Zurich, she studied at the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig and in Bologna. She graduated in choral and orchestral conducting from the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Graz. She has participated in numerous masterclasses and worked with established conductors and professors such as Christian Ehwald, George Alexander Albrecht, Johannes Schlaefli, Herbert Blomstedt, Colin Metters and Kurt Masur.

Current as of July 2017

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, © Frans Jansen

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, © Frans Jansen

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