born on 22/7/1957 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Andrey Boreyko (Russian: , Andrey Viktorovich Boreyko, born July 22, 1957 in Saint Petersburg) is a Russian conductor. At the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, he studied conducting (with Elisabeta Kudriavtseva and Alexander Dmitriev), graduating summa cum laude. In 1987, he won diplomas and prizes at the Grzegorz Fitelberg conductors' competition in Katowice, and he was a prize winner in 1989 at the Kirill Kondrashin conductors' competition in Amsterdam.
Boreyko was music director of the Jena Philharmonic between 1998 and 2003. With the orchestra, Boreyko received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the German Music Critics (Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband). He now has the title of honorary conductor with the Jena Philharmonic. Boreyko served as Principal Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra (Hamburger Symphoniker) from 2004 until his sudden resignation in November 2007. He was principal conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra from 2004 to 2010. In May 2008, Boreyko was announced as the next General Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra, effective with the 2009-2010 season, for an initial contract of 5 years.
Outside of Germany, Boreyko was principal guest conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2003. He was Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2006. Overall, Boreyko received praise for his musicianship during his Winnipeg tenure, and contributed financial assistance to the orchestra during the financially troubled 2002-2003 season. However, he also received criticism for a lack of community outreach, and not fulfilling an intention to establish residency in Winnipeg. In September 2010, the National Orchestra of Belgium announced the appointment of Boreyko as its next music director, effective with the 2012-2013 season, with an initial contract of 5 years. He serves as principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi.
His discography includes Arvo Pärt's Lamentate and Valentin Silvestrovs Symphony No. 6, both recorded with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) for ECM Records. In 2006, Hänssler Classic released a live recording, also with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, of Dmitri Shostakovichs Symphony No. 4 and the world premiere recording of his original version of the Suite, op. 29a from the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
- Rian Evans, CBSO/Boreyko, The Guardian, 2004-10-08. URL accessed on 2007-12-23.
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- Ilja Stephan, Andrey Boreyko geht zu den Düsseldorfer Symphonikern, Die Welt, 2008-06-09. URL accessed on 2009-02-11.
- Ben Mattison, Music Director Andrey Boreyko to Leave Winnipeg Symphony in 2006, Playbill Arts, 2005-01-07. URL accessed on 2007-12-23.
- Morley Walker, Leaving WSO 'out of the question,' Boreyko says, Winnipeg Free Press, 2003-05-22. URL accessed on 2009-02-28.
- Morley Walker, Can we afford another saviour in a tux?, Winnipeg Free Press, 2006-05-11. URL accessed on 2009-02-28.
- Morley Walker, WSO music director will rest his baton in Osborne Village, Winnipeg Free Press, 2007-09-08. URL accessed on 2009-02-28.
- National Orchestra of Belgium (21 September 2010). Top Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko to be Music Director of the NOB from 2012-13. Press release. Retrieved on 2010-12-23
- Andrew Clements, Silvestrov: Symphony No 6, SWR Stuttgart Radio SO/Boreyko, The Guardian, 2007-05-25. URL accessed on 2007-12-23.
- German-language biography of Boreyko from Düsseldorfer Symphoniker
- Berliner Konzertagentur English-language biography of Boreyko
- Columbia Artists Management agency biography of Boreyko