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Alan Buribayev began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin in September 2010 while continuing his role as Chief Conductor of the Brabants Orchestra in the Netherlands. Highly acclaimed for his intensity and spontaneity, his precision and musicianship is equally praised, and his success brings him regular invitations to guest conduct at the highest level.   Some recent highlights have included performances with the Oslo Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, Deutsche Symphony Orchester in Berlin, the Fundación Excelentia in Madrid, the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. His debut with the Bolshoi Orchestra on tour in the UK resulted in an immediate invitation to conduct Prokofiev’s Love of Three Oranges in December 2011 and he now works with them on a regular basis. Other highlights of the 2012/2013 season included engagements with the Tonkunstler Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and multiple performances at the Bolshoi Theatre, as well as performances of Eugene Onegin with the Bolshoi Opera on tour in Israel. 2013/14 sees a Bolshoi Tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as performances with the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Basel and St

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Alan Buribayev began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin in September 2010 while continuing his role as Chief Conductor of the Brabants Orchestra in the Netherlands. Highly acclaimed for his intensity and spontaneity, his precision and musicianship is equally praised, and his success brings him regular invitations to guest conduct at the highest level.
 

Some recent highlights have included performances with the Oslo Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, Deutsche Symphony Orchester in Berlin, the Fundación Excelentia in Madrid, the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. His debut with the Bolshoi Orchestra on tour in the UK resulted in an immediate invitation to conduct Prokofiev’s Love of Three Oranges in December 2011 and he now works with them on a regular basis. Other highlights of the 2012/2013 season included engagements with the Tonkunstler Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and multiple performances at the Bolshoi Theatre, as well as performances of Eugene Onegin with the Bolshoi Opera on tour in Israel. 2013/14 sees a Bolshoi Tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as performances with the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Basel and St Gallen Symphony Orchestras. 
 

Alan Buribayev has previously worked with many of Europe’s major orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Dresden Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Dusseldorf Symphoniker, the City of Birmingham Symphony and Gothenburg Orchestras as well as the the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and two concerts for BBC Radio 3 with the Ulster Orchestra.  He also conducted a production of Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades at the Opéra National de Lyon.  Elsewhere he has worked with the Baltimore and Oregon Symphony Orchestras and Melbourne Symphony.  He also maintains a strong name in Japan having conducted the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Century Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony as well as the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra.
 

From 2004 to 2007 Alan Buribayev was Principal Conductor of the Astana Symphony Orchestra, a group that he worked with extensively.  He succeeded in bringing the group to a very high level, and brought them to perform in Berlin to great acclaim. His tenure as Music Director of the Meiningen Theatre in the same time period brought him extensive experience on the opera platform, with productions including Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman, Mozart: Idomeneo and Marriage of Figaro,  Janacek: Jenufa, Weber: Der Freischutz and Strauss: Salome.  From September 2006 to June 2011 he was Chief Conductor of the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, taking the orchestra on highly successful tours to the Czech republic and also to Vienna.
 

Alan Buribayev was born in 1979 to a family of musicians; his father is a cellist and conductor and his mother is a pianist.  He graduated with honours from the Kazakh State Conservatory as both violinist and conductor, and continued his conducting studies at the University of Music, Vienna with Professor Uros Lajovic. His victory at the Lovro von Matacic Conducting Competition in Zagreb brought him to international attention and this success led to invitations from several European orchestras.  In 2001, he reached the final of the Malko Conducting Competition in Copenhagen in which, where no first prize was awarded, he was awarded a Special Prize, which recognized his “outstanding talent and promise”.  Alan Buribayev went on to win First Prize in the Antonio Pedrotti Competition in 2001.

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"...They were led with great insight and expressive energy from the podium by a first-class conductor, Alan Buribayev."

Michael Dungan, Irish Times

"Alan Buribayev… demanded tightness from the [Orchestra], and provided a striking bit of "Russian soul," with an almost cinematic folklore, rigorous rhythmic drive, and a sensual sound. "

Martin Preisser, St. Galler Tagblatt

"His vibrant presence on the podium earns him ready respect and eager response from this fabulous band of musicians..."

Pat O'Kelly, Irish Independent

"Alan Buribayev’s performance with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra on Friday was careful and thorough, shocking, exciting, and...extremely beautiful."

Michael Dervan, Irish Times

"Conductor Alan Buribayev building tones of rich intensity and power from his young charges, and strings articulating with fizzing intensity."

Christopher Morley, Birmingham Post

"Buribayev drew out all the familiar Tchaikovsky tension, excitement and emotion from this less-familiar Tchaikovsky symphony, and provided careful and responsive partnership in soloist Hisako Kawamura’s lively, velveteen account of Chopin’s F minor Piano Concerto."

Michael Dungan, Irish Times