Full Biography
Gergely Dubóczky, conductor

Gergely Dubóczky is the only Hungarian conductor in his thirties who has worked equally with Zoltán Kocsis, Iván Fischer and Ádám Fischer. Alongside the traditional repertoire he is a committed devotee of  baroque and contemporary music, and his name is associated with many premiėres of new pieces and performances of cross-genre works. He also frequently conducts theatre and opera productions.

After obtaining a degree in Mathematics he studied conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest, where he graduated summa cum laude.  He continued his studies in New York State and after he studied in Mark Stringer’s class in Vienna. He has taken part in several master classes including those given by Péter Eötvös, Erwin Ortner, Sir Simon Rattle, Bertrand de Billy and Daniel Harding. At Bard College he worked under the guidance of Maestros Harold Farberman, Leon Botstein and Lawrence Golan. In the summer of 2014 he was awarded a Bayreuther Festspiele scholarship enabling him to appear at the Festival. In the summer of 2016 he won first prize in the Atlantic Coast Conducting Competition in Portugal.

Immediately after graduating he spent two years as assistant conductor of the Hungarian National Philharmonic alongside Zoltán Kocsis. Since 2009 he has been the artistic director and conductor of the  Medic Orchestra at Semmelweis University. Since 2014 he has been the instructor and conductor of the Béla Bartók Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.  In 2013 he founded the ensemble Budapest Sound Collective, and creates contemporary and multi-genre [Gesamtkunstwerk] productions such as “The Seven Last Words” by Haydn with Péter Esterházy and the painter István Nádler, and the “Elements” series performed at the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival.

Iván Fischer invited him to participate in a concert tour in the summer of 2014 during which he worked for the first time with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Since then he has regularly worked with the orchestra both as an assistant and conductor. In November 2016 he conducted the orchestra at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as the first conductor in Iván Fischer’s Rising Star series.

Other conductors whom he has assisted include Jaap van Zweden, Marek Janowski, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Robin Ticciati.

During the Budapest Wagner Days in 2015 and 2016 he worked alongside Ádám Fischer as coach and assistant conductor for the Ring des Nibelungen, the Meistersinger and the Flying Dutchman.

In recent years he has conducted nearly all the important Hungarian orchestras, including the  MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the  Óbuda Danubia Orchestra, the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra, Concerto Budapest and the Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he was the musical director and conductor of the Hungarian contemporary opera “Creative Relationships” premiered at the Bartok Plus Opera Festival Miskolc. This performance is still in the programme at the Budapest Operetta Theatre. In 2017 he was the musical director of the Virtuosos classical music TV talent competition, and took part in the Gstaad Menuhin Festival as a conducting fellow at the Conducting Academy. He has been the principal conductor of the Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra since 1 January 2018.

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