Andrey Boreyko, music director of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra since the 2009–10 season, was born in St. Petersburg and studied at his home town's conservatory, where he studied conducting and composition with Elisaveta Kudriavzeva and Alexander Dmitriev. He is principal guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi San Sebastian, Spain. He will become chief conductor of the Orchestre National de Belgique beginning in September 2012. Previous posts include chief conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Jenaer Philharmonie (of which he is now honorary conductor), Hamburger Symphony, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, as well as principal guest conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Boreyko has conducted almost all the internationally renowned orchestras. He has led such European and American orchestras as the New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Munich, and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras; Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; Boston, Chicago, London, and Vienna symphony orchestras; and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Filharmonica della Scala, Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio Franc.
Numerous CDs as well as TV and radio recordings demonstrate Andrey Boreyko's artistic versatility. His recording of Arvo Pärt's Lamentate
as well as Valentin Silvestrov's Symphony No. 6 with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) was released by ECM Records Munich in 2005–06. Also with the SWR Hänssler Classic released a live recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4 and the world premiere of his original version of the Suite, Op. 29 from the opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
. Mr. Boreyko recorded Tchaikovsky's Manfred
Symphony with the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra in 2009.