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Peter Szilvay
Conductor


Svensk Konsertdirektion AB is the proud general manager of Peter Szilvay.

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Biography

 

 

Peter Szilvay’s career is in constant development. After his studies at the Norwegian Music Academy he was quickly drawing a lot of positive attention as a remarkable conductor with a personal profile. He got a scholarship to work with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra for two years, he won the Norwegian conducting competition “Conductor of the Year” in 1998 and was appointed the assistant of Mariss Jansons at the Oslo Philharmonic in the same year, a position he held for 3 years and which inevitably made deep artistic imprints.

Peter Szilvay has worked with orchestras such as St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and other Scandinavian orchestras as well as all major Norwegian orchestras. He has developed the military wind band FMKV i Bergen (Forsvarets Musikkorps Vestlandet) as their chief conductor in 2000-2003. Peter Szilvay has always had a keen focus on the music of today and has conducted leading ensembles for contemporary music.

Peter Szilvay has made several recordings, among others with such prominent soloists as Martin Fröst, Leila Josefowitz, Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz, Virginia Tola. His debut recording of the symphonies of Edvard Fliflet Bræin with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra on the label Simax received enthusiastic reviews and his recording of Messiaen Oiseaux Exotiques got the award “Performer of the year” in 2008.

Peter Szilvay's versatility as an artist has taken him to a number of productions of musical theatre and ballet at the Norwegian Opera, the last being the production of Robin Hood by Frank Schwemmer. With the orchestra of Kristiansand he took "Django Symphonique" to Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris. He has had a close collaboration with the famous percussion ensemble Kroumata. In September 2012, Peter Szilvay started his position as the artistic leader and chief conductor of NOSO Sinfonietta in Bodö with a world première of Jan Öyvind Ness.

Peter Szilvay has given over 150 works in 1st performance and received the honorary award of the Norwegian Composers Association in 2010. Just to mention a few world premieres:
- Anne Pederstdotter opera by Edvard Fliflet Bræin, at the Bergen international Festival
- Veslefrikk opera by Knut Vaage, winning work at the TV Artes opera competitions in Szeged, Hungary
- Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Norwegian premiere Orkney Saga with Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
- Mortensen symphony no1 in world première and in his own revision with Stavanger Symfork.

He has also acted as artistic leader of the festival Vinterfestspillene i Bergstaden, Røros.


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Svensk biografi

 

Peter Szilvay opplever en stadig ekspanderende karriere. Han hadde sin ilddåp som dirigent med Kringkastingsorkestret i 1996, som avslutning på diplomstudiet ved Norges musikkhøgskole. Han ble fort lagt positivt merke til, som en personlig profil blant unge norske dirigenter: han var dirigentstipendiat hos Stavanger Symfoniorkester i perioden 1998-2000, han vant den norske dirigentkonkurransen ”Årets dirigent” i 1998, og samme år inviterte Mariss Jansons ham inn som sin assistent. Ingen assisterer Mariss Jansons i 3 år uten at det setter verdifulle kunstneriske spor.

Blandt orkestrene som Peter Szilvay har samarbeidet med er bl.a. St. Petersburg-filharmonien, Göteborgs Symfoniker, andre skandinaviske symfoniorkestre og samtlige større norske orkestre. Han har nedlagt et stort arbeid med norske militære korps, blant annet som kunstnerisk leder for FMKV i Bergen (Forsvarets Musikkorps Vestlandet) i perioden 2000-2003. Siden 2012 og frem till sommeren 2015 er han kunstnerisk leder og sjefsdirigent for NOSO Sinfonietta i Bodö.

Peter Szlvay har markert seg svært positivt innenfor samtidsmusikken med flere av våre ledende samtidsmusikkensembler, bl.a. den berømte slagverkensemblet Kroumata som han har han hatt et nært samarbeid med i mange år. Han har dirigert over 150 verk urpremierer og i 2010 mottog han ærespris fra den Norske Komponistforeningen. Han har gjort flere innspillinger, og han har vist seg som en solid støttespiller for en rekke solister som bl.a. Martin Fröst, Leila Josefowitz, Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz, Virginia Tola. Dessuten har han vært i den kunstneriske ledelsen for Vinterfestspillene i Bergstaden, Røros.

Peter Szilvay er en allsidig dirigent. Ved siden av symfonike orkesterprodutioner har han gjort en rekke opera- og dansproduksjoner ved Den Norske Opera&Ballet, sist i en produktion av Frank Schwemmer’s Robin Hood. Sammen med Kristiansand symfoniorkester framførte han "Django Symphonique" på Theatre des Champs Elysees i Paris. På hösten 2015 skal han dirigere Nordnorsk Opera og symfoniorkester i operaprojektet ”Nora” med musik den av kinesike kvinnelige komponisten Du Wei och libretto av Jon Fosse. ”Nora” har premiere i Bodö i oktober 2015.


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