Andrey Boreyko


Andrey Boreyko


2023/24 marks Andrey Boreyko’s fifth season as Music and Artistic Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with whom he celebrated the orchestra’s 120th anniversary season in 2022/23. Over the course of his tenure, they have toured extensively across Europe, Asia, and the US, with further plans to return to Japan and Korea in 2024. This season, they also appear at the Penderecki Festival, Beethoven Easter Festival, and Chopin & His Europe Festival where they will perform Górecki’s monumental Symphony 3 “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”.

Now in his second season as Resident Conductor of Orchestra Sinfonica de Milano, Boreyko conducts their 2023/24 season-opening concert at the Teatro alla Scala, pairing Mahler’s Lied von der Erde with Beethoven Symphony 5. He also opens their Mahler Festival with Mahler 2, and returns again in the spring to conduct Miloslav Kabeláč’s Mystery of Time amongst other works.

Last season, Boreyko made an outstanding return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His performance of Shostakovich 5 received glowing reviews:

“Andrey Boreyko was the commanding presence on the podium for a trio of works that thrilled and enthralled in equal measure… he gave a masterclass in how a conductor serves the interests of composers and their works, and how to leave the audience shouting for more” – Christopher Woodley, Bachtrack *****

“conductor Andrey Boreyko’s performance was impressively concentrated.” – Richard Fairman, The Financial Times ****

A popular guest of ORF Vienna, Boreyko conducted their Wagner programme at the 2023 Ravello Festival, and returns this season for a subscription concert with Shostakovich 8. Other 2023/24 highlights include subscription returns to Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Aarhus Symphony, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra Madrid, amongst others.

Within the last seasons, Boreyko has also returned to Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Montreal Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Valencia Orchestra, Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Philharmonisches Staastorchester Hamburg, Cleveland Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester, and the symphony orchestras of Sydney, Seattle, San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston. Previous tours have included Filarmonica della Scalla (Ljubljana, Rheingau, Gstaad, and Grafenegg festivals), The State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich), and Sinfonia Varsovia (Budapest Palace of Arts’ Bridging Europe Festival with Piotr Anderszewski).

An advocate for modern and lesser-known works, Boreyko championed compositions by Victoria Borisova-Ollas in an extensive concert and recording project with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017. With the Warsaw Philharmonic, Boreyko has recorded several albums including André Tchaikowsky’s Violin Concerto, Giya Kancheli’s Libera me, Penderecki’s Piano Concerto and Symphony 2. While Principal Guest Conductor of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, he recorded Arvo Pärt's Lamentate and Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 6 (both for ECM records), the premiere recording of his original version of the Suite from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, and Shostakovich symphonies No. 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 15, all five albums on Hänssler Classics. He has also recorded Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and Lutosławski’s Chain 2  with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Yarling Records. Nonesuch released Boreyko’s recording of the Górecki’s Symphony No. 4 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, shortly after he conducted the world premiere in concert with them, subsequently performing the American premiere with Los Angeles Philharmonic.

In 2022, Andrey Boreyko concluded his eighth and final season as Music Director of Artis—Naples. His inspiring leadership raised the artistic standard of the Naples Philharmonic and, throughout the course of his tenure, he explored connections between art forms through interdisciplinary thematic programming. Significant projects he led include pairing Ballet Russes-inspired contemporary visual artworks of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave with performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella and The Firebird, and commissioning a series of compact pieces by composers including Giya Kancheli to pair with an art exhibition featuring small yet personal works by artists such as Picasso and Calder that were created as special gifts for the renowned collector Olga Hirshhorn.

Other previous appointments include Music Director positions of the Jenaer Philharmonie, Hamburger Symphoniker, Berner Sinfonieorchester, Düsseldorf Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony, and of the Orchestre National de Belgique. As a young musician, Boreyko explored the music of the medieval and renaissance eras, and was an active member of the Soviet Union’s two early music ensemble, Res Facta and Baroque Consort. As a student at St Petersburg Conservatory, he founded one of the USSR’s first rock group with a focus on progressive rock. Off the podium, Andrey Boreyko revels in the beauties of literature, cinema, and nature.