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Elias Grandy

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»Passionate-temperamental...«, »psychological subtleties under the microscope...«, »passionate and precise at the same time...«: this is how the international press describes performances by the German conductor Elias Grandy, who is increasingly gaining an outstanding reputation with orchestras and opera houses all over the world.

Working as General Music Director in Heidelberg since 2015, the charismatic conductor is working on Heidelberg's ever-increasing reputation as one of the most interesting musical centres in Germany. The continuous and clever further development of the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg, exciting and clearly thought-out concert programmes and work with the ensemble of singers are Grandy's focus here. Opernwelt, for example, writes: »To hear Don Giovanni in a radically new way, you don't have to travel to Teodor Currentzis in the Urals or to Jérémie Rhorer in Aix. Heidelberg will do. What Elias Grandy and his orchestra tease out of the opera of all operas there cleans out the ears in a similarly breathtaking way, lets us hear Mozart's music in a whole new way.«

For some years now, Elias Grandy has also been devoting himself increasingly to guest conducting. This is evidenced by successful debuts with renowned orchestras such as the HR Symphony Orchestra, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Minnesota Opera, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the Svetlanov Orchestra Moscow and the Frankfurt Opera. The energetic conductor - equally at home in the pit as on the concert podium - returns to Oper Frankfurt in the 22/23 season - this time with Massenet's »Werther« - and to the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra with Brahms' 1st Symphony.  He also debuts at the Aalto-Theater Essen with Verdi's »Ballo in Maschera«, at the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra with Mahler's 1st Symphony, at the Chemnitz Theatre with Wagner's Lohengrin as well as with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. In Heidelberg this season, Elias Grandy conducts, among others, the new productions of Offenbach's »Les Contes d'Hoffmann« and Prokofiev's »The Love for the Three Oranges« and, in the symphonic field, a series of programmes with a special focus on works by female composers. A long-standing and regular collaboration links the young German, still considered an insider tip in many places, with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the German Federal Youth Orchestra.

Elias Grandy is a prizewinner of the 7th Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in Frankfurt.