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Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was born into a musical family in Vilnius, Lithuania. Following in the footsteps of her father, a choir conductor, she pursued studies at the University of Music and Fine Arts, Graz before moving on to the conservatoires of Leipzig and Zürich.  

In 2009 she was Kurt Masur’s assistant at the Orchestre National de Paris; in 2010 she made her operatic debut with Verdi’s La traviata. Winner of the 2012 Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award, she subsequently made her debut with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Salzburger Festspiele.  

In 2013 she was named Kapellmeister of the Bern Oper. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gražinyte-Tyla was a Dudamel fellow in the 2012-13 season, assistant conductor (2014-16), and associate conductor (2016-17).  

Gražinyte-Tyla was named music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in February 2016 following in the footsteps of Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons.  

She is a highly sought-after guest conductor all over the world. Recent highlights include European tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Filharmonica della Scalla, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla makes her long awaited debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (photo: Frans Jansen)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was born into a musical family in Vilnius, Lithuania. Following in the footsteps of her father, a choir conductor, she pursued studies at the University of Music and Fine Arts, Graz before moving on to the conservatoires of Leipzig and Zürich.  

In 2009 she was Kurt Masur’s assistant at the Orchestre National de Paris; in 2010 she made her operatic debut with Verdi’s La traviata. Winner of the 2012 Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award, she subsequently made her debut with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Salzburger Festspiele.  

In 2013 she was named Kapellmeister of the Bern Oper. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gražinyte-Tyla was a Dudamel fellow in the 2012-13 season, assistant conductor (2014-16), and associate conductor (2016-17).  

Gražinyte-Tyla was named music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in February 2016 following in the footsteps of Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons.  

She is a highly sought-after guest conductor all over the world. Recent highlights include European tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Filharmonica della Scalla, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla makes her long awaited debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla was born into a musical family in Vilnius, Lithuania. Following in the footsteps of her father, a choir conductor, she pursued studies at the University of Music and Fine Arts, Graz before moving on to the conservatoires of Leipzig and Zürich.  

In 2009 she was Kurt Masur’s assistant at the Orchestre National de Paris; in 2010 she made her operatic debut with Verdi’s La traviata. Winner of the 2012 Herbert von Karajan Young Conductors Award, she subsequently made her debut with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at the Salzburger Festspiele.  

In 2013 she was named Kapellmeister of the Bern Oper. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gražinyte-Tyla was a Dudamel fellow in the 2012-13 season, assistant conductor (2014-16), and associate conductor (2016-17).  

Gražinyte-Tyla was named music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in February 2016 following in the footsteps of Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons.  

She is a highly sought-after guest conductor all over the world. Recent highlights include European tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, Filharmonica della Scalla, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla makes her long awaited debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (photo: Frans Jansen)
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (photo: Frans Jansen)