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Chief Conductor - Tibor Bogányi

Tibor Bogányi is of Hungarian descent and is regarded as the most interesting and talented member of the generation of Finnish conductors. At the age of 28 he was appointed Chief Conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra and he remained in this position from 2003 to 2006. From 2008 he was the musical director and chief conductor of the Lappeenranta City Orchestra. In 2010 he also conducted the orchestra of the famous Lappeenrante National Song Contest held every third year.


The young conductor has already conducted all of the biggest Finnish orchestras including Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Finnish Radio, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the Lahti Symphonic Orchestra. Ha has also conducted the Oulu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio and Vaasa City Orchestras. Ha has also conducted several Youth orchestras and for 3 years he was the artistic director of the VIVO Youth Symphonic Orchestra.

He is renowned worldwide and has already played with the following orchestras: Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexico State Orchestra, Macao Symphonic Orchestra, Sanghai Opera House, National Symphonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, MÁV Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Debrecen, Philharmonic Orchestra of Nagyvárad, Philharmonic Orchestra of Marosvásárhely and Savaria Symphony Orchestra of Szombathely.

He has a very broad repertoire from symphonic music to choir works to opera and ballet. He has very successfully conducted Le sacre du printemps of Stravinsky, Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Tosca. In the autumn of 2006 he conducted Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte in the Finnish National Opera, in 2009 Verdi’s La Traviata and in 2010 Mozart’s Don Giovanni. In 2005 he organized and conducted a Béla Bartók series presenting all of Bartók’s works, including Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, The Miraculous Mandarin and Concerto.

After obtaining his cello diploma he continued to study in the choirmaster class of the famous Sibelius Academy with professors Jorma Panula and Lief Segerstam. His diploma concert was the world premiere of Hobbit by Aulis Sallinen in the Finnish National Opera. He was a student of János Fürst in the Conservatory of Paris and afterwards he further developed his skills with Sir Colin Davis and Juri Simonov. In 1999 he won the second prize at the International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition. As a cellist he won the Weiner Leó Competition in 1996 and in 1999 the Kuhmo International Trio Competition and even today we can see him on stage either with his cello or the conducting baton.

Event Calendar

Classical Chill Out

12. Dec, 21:00 | Kodály Centre

Conductor: Gergely Vajda

For Us A Child Is Born - Christmas Gala Concert

20. Dec, 19:30 | Cathedral of Pécs

Conductor: Dobos László és Vass András

Christmas Concert

21. Dec, 20:00 | St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral of Osijek

Conductor: Dobos László és Vass András

New Year’s Gala Concert

2 Jan. 2018., 19:00 | Kodály Centre

Conductor: Tibor Bogányi

SnailShell 2– Plucking Six Strings

6 Jan. 2018., 15:30 | Kodály Centre

SnailShell 2– Plucking Six Strings

6 Jan. 2018., 17:00 | Kodály Centre