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What are the best ingredients for music-making?

Published Sunday 19 July 2020

Gábor has been an influential conductor for Sinfonia Cymru in recent years. He approaches conducting from a chamber music perspective, bringing his years of experience as the founder of the Takács Quartet to the rehearsal process. We love working with him – and it seems the feeling is mutual!

“Sinfonia Cymru has all the ingredients which I love the most in music-making : total dedication, enthusiasm, openness, creativité and high quality.  It’s always a great joy to be with them.” says Gábor Takács-Nagy

He is considered one of today’s most authentic exponents of Hungarian music, and in particular, that of Béla Bartok. In March 2017 he was awarded the prestigious Béla Bartok-Ditta Pasztory Prize. In 2002, following in a long-line of Hungarian musical tradition, Gábor Takács-Nagy turned to conducting . His roles have included Music Director of the Weinberger Kammerorchestra, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and MAV Symphony Orchestra Budapest. Since September 2011 he is Music Director of Manchester Camerata and in September 2012 was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Budapest Festival Orchestra .

In January 2013 he was nominated Principal Artistic Partner of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. He is regularly invited to conduct the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Orchestra Filarmonica de Bologna, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra , the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Dijon-Bourgogne, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne , the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra amongst others.

Gábor has worked with Sinfonia Cymru for a number of projects. His enthusiasm for music is a sheer delight and we always look forward to him conducting.


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