A popular guest conductor of Prague Symphony Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko’s performances last week in Prague and Linz have garnered some wonderful reviews. The concerts featured Karłowicz’s A Sorrowful Tale, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yulianna Avdeeva, Kabelac’s The Mystery of Time: Passacaglia for Large Orchestra, and Scriabin’s Prometheus: The Poem of Fire.

“The Prague Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrey Boreyko, delighted the audience at Linz Brucknerhaus’ major subscription series on Tuesday. Andrey Boreyko unleashed all the registers of the orchestra with a button of the Ukrainian flag on his lapel.”Nachrichten.at

“The concert of the Prague Symphony under the baton of Andrey Boreyko in the Municipal House on January 11 could not leave anyone cold…Andrey Boreyko drew well-balanced sounds without a baton, which allowed him to more directly convey his desired expression to the players…Karłowicz’s composition thus received a very solid interpretation…a masterly performance by Prague Symphony and Prague Philharmonic Choir under the direction of Andrey Boreyko is one which will not be forgotten.” OperaPluz.cz

“The Prague audience undoubtedly experienced one of the truly extraordinary concerts, which can be classified as one of the most dramaturgically daring and at the same time the most interesting of the entire season…Conductor Boreyko controlled the tempi and dynamics well, and thus the more dramatic middle part was gradually achieved.”KlasikaPlus.cz

Andrey returns to Montreal Symphony Orchestra this week, stepping in to conduct three concerts comprising Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser, Bruch’s VC 1 with Maxim Vengerov, Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto with Paul Merkelo, and Zemlinsky’s Die Seejungfrau. For more information on the concerts (18 Jan 19:30, 19 Jan 10:30, 19 Jan 19:30), please follow this link: https://www.osm.ca/en/all-concerts/

Having concluded his successful 8-year tenure as Music Director of Artis-Naples last year, Boreyko now continues to juggle Music & Artistic Director commitments with Warsaw Philharmonic and Resident Conductor commitments with Sinfonica di Milano. He guest-conducts at a consistently high level, with upcoming returns to Rundfunk Sinfonieorchestra Berlin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, ORF Vienna at Ravello Festival, Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Over the course of his career, Boreyko has developed long-standing partnerships with some of the most renowned soloists today. This season alone, he performs with Evgeny Kissin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Julia Fischer, Maxim Vengerov, Lucas & Arthur Jussen multiple times. An advocate of lesser-performed works, sometimes with a nod towards his Polish roots, Andrey Boreyko’s concerts often feature Szymanowski, Penderecki, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Arvo Pärt, Henryk Gorecki, Valentin Silvestrov, Lutosławski, Giya Kancheli, Zemlinsky, Karłowicz, Kabelac.

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