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Andris
Nelsons

Conductor

Before studying conducting, Andris Nelsons embarked on a musical career as a trumpet player with the orchestra of the Latvian National Opera. In 2001, he moved to St Petersburg to study conducting with Alexander Titov. He studied privately with Mariss Jansons starting a year later.

Nelsons served as chief conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie from 2006 to 2009 and as music director of the Latvian National Opera in his native city of Riga from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 to June 2015, he triumphed as music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Since the 2014–15 season, Nelsons has served as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and since 2017–18 also as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

He makes regular guest appearances with the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led productions at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London; the Vienna State Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Nelsons has also made various guest appearances at Bayreuth.

Since appearing with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for the first time in 2008, Nelsons has returned very regularly to the orchestra, having led highly acclaimed performances of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer in concert version in 2013. He has also led the RCO in Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.

Before studying conducting, Andris Nelsons embarked on a musical career as a trumpet player with the orchestra of the Latvian National Opera. In 2001, he moved to St Petersburg to study conducting with Alexander Titov. He studied privately with Mariss Jansons starting a year later.

Nelsons served as chief conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie from 2006 to 2009 and as music director of the Latvian National Opera in his native city of Riga from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 to June 2015, he triumphed as music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Since the 2014–15 season, Nelsons has served as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and since 2017–18 also as Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

He makes regular guest appearances with the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led productions at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London; the Vienna State Opera; and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Nelsons has also made various guest appearances at Bayreuth.

Since appearing with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for the first time in 2008, Nelsons has returned very regularly to the orchestra, having led highly acclaimed performances of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer in concert version in 2013. He has also led the RCO in Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.