Biography

Andris Nelsons

Current as of August 2021

Andris Nelsons is music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig. He has already enjoyed a number of highly successful tours with both orchestras. The autumn of 2019 was a particular highlight, with three joint performances by the two orchestras in Boston’s Symphony Hall and further concerts by the Gewandhaus Orchestra as part of the Boston subscription series. Next season, the alliance will centre on the symphonic works of Richard Strauss, including performances in conjunction with the release of a new recording.

Throughout his career, Andris Nelsons has enjoyed regular collaborations with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra and has been a frequent guest at the Bayreuth Festival and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

He looks forward to performances with the Berlin Philharmonic in December 2021 and at the Salzburg Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic, with whom he conducted the prestigious New Year’s Day Concert in 2020, broadcast to millions across the world. This summer, Andris Nelsons will also be conducting the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra at home in Bayreuth, followed by the Orchestra’s first European tour, with performances in Paris, Riga and throughout Germany.

Andris Nelsons has an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. His current projects include the complete Bruckner symphonies with the Gewandhaus Orchestra, pairing these distinctive works with music by Wagner. Their recording of Bruckner’s Third in spring 2017 won the Edison Klassiek Award, followed by the Fourth and Seventh Symphonies in spring 2018 and the Sixth and Ninth Symphonies in May 2019. Andris Nelsons has also embarked on a Shostakovich cycle with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with recordings of all the symphonies and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Each of the first three albums won a Grammy for best orchestral performance and the third was also awarded best engineered album. The fourth Shostakovich disc was released in February 2019, followed by the fifth instalments of both cycles in 2021. Deutsche Grammophon issued his recordings of the complete Beethoven symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic in October 2019.

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