Andrey Boreyko

As chief conductor and artistic director of the tradition-steeped Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko nevertheless stands for a modern orientation of the repertoire. In addition to the concerts in Warsaw, he toured Poland and the USA with the orchestra this season. There their paths crossed with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in Florida, where Boreyko is also principal conductor, a position he will relinquish in 2022 after eight years. Among the significant projects he initiated in the USA was the juxtaposition of the ballet music of Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” and “The Firebird” with contemporary artworks by the Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, who in turn was inspired by the Ballets Russes. Andrey Boreyko also commissioned a number of works (including to Giya Kancheli) and combined them with art by Picasso and Calder as part of an exhibition.

Andrey Boreyko has also conducted extensive tours of the Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala as well as concerts by the Seoul Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Sinfonia Varsovia, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. In recent years he has been invited as a guest conductor from Sydney to Toronto and in numerous US cities, as well as in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig, Vienna, Stockholm, Bamberg, Munich, Florence, London, Paris, Zurich and Rotterdam. He has been a guest conductor with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) several times since 2000, most recently planned for 2020, which, however, could not take place due to corona.

Andrey Boreyko has repeatedly championed contemporary postmodern music, including a performance in Stockholm in 2017 for the Russian-Swedish composer Victoria Borisova-Ollas. Works by Arvo Pärt, Valentyn Sylvestrov, Dmitri Shostakovich, Witold Lutosławski and Mikolaj Górecki have appeared on CD under his direction, including the Symphony No. 4 by the latter, after Andrey Boreyko conducted the world premiere with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and then the American premiere with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Earlier in Andrey Boreyko’s career, he held principal conducting positions with the Jena Philharmonic, the Hamburg Symphony, the Bern Symphony, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony and the Orchestre National de Belgique.