Over the next few seasons he will continue collaborations with Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Staatskapelle Berlin, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He recently made his début in Japan, on tour with Wiener Philharmoniker, and this season he will make his début with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
Andris Nelsons is a regular guest at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York, Wiener Staatsoper and Deutsche Staatsoper. In summer 2011 he returned to Bayreuther Festspiele as Musical Director for Lohengrin, in a new production directed by Hans Neuenfels. He returns to Bayreuth in 2012.
Nelsons has been Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra since 2008 enjoying a critically acclaimed first few seasons. With CBSO he is undertaking major tours worldwide, including regular appearances at such summer festivals as Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms and Berliner Festspiele. Furthermore, they have an exciting recording collaboration with Orfeo International: Nelsons and the CBSO are working towards releasing all orchestral works by Tchaikovsky and all those by Richard Strauss, the first disc of which was praised by The Times as: “one of the most sumptuous and refined accounts of Ein Heldenleben ever put on to disc”. Further releases include works by Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Mahler. Over half of Nelsons’ recordings have been recognised with a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and, in October 2011, Andris Nelsons received the prestigious ECHO Klassik of the German Phono Academy in the category Conductor of the Year for his recording with CBSO of Stravinsky’s Firebird and Symphony of Psalms which was released in 2010. For audiovisual recordings, he has an exclusive agreement with Unitel GmbH.
Forthcoming concerts with Andris Nelsons:
Oct 04 2013, 19:30 - The Sheldonian, Oxford
Andris Nelsons conducts an evening of Brahms in Oxford
Oct 10 2013, 19:30 - Royal Festival Hall
Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms's Symphony No. 1 and is joined by Hélène Grimaud to perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1