Tibor Bogányi

conductor, gained international attention in 2002, when he was appointed head conductor of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra at the young age of 28. For six seasons he has been artistic director and head conductor at Lappeenranta City Orchestra. He is also holding the position of head conductor at the Pécs Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011. Bogányi conducts symphonic, choral, operatic and ballet repertoire with numerous leading orchestras and companies world-wide such as the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Odense Symphony Orchestra, the Durban Philharmonic, the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the Macao Symphonic Orchestra, the Sanghai Opera and St. Petersburg’s National Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted all major Finnish orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, Lahti and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras. In addition, he has shared the stage with some of the world’s leading soloist as Andrej Gavrilov, Ilija Gingolts, Zoltán Kocsis, Gergely Bogányi, Barnabás Kelemen, Kristóf Baráti, Gary Hoffman, Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon.
Bogányi has also built up an extensive operatic repertoire. Following his highly successful Finnish debut, conducting Cosi fan tutte for the Finnish National Opera in 2006, he continued conducting a great number of productions, including Verdi’s Traviata and Macbeth, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. During the same period, he also conducted Bizet’s Carmen, Stavinski’s Le Sacre du Printemps and Bartók’s Wooden Prince, The Miraculous Mandarin and the Duke Bluebeards’s castle. In 2014, Bogányi made his Hungarian debut with the National Hungarian Opera conducting the Boito’sMefistofele followed by Puccini’s Tosca.
He is highly committed to contemporary Finnish music and therefore frequently conducts and records works by Finnish composers like Aulis Sallinen as well as Swedish composers like Anders Hillborg. He conducted Tuomas Kantelinen’s world-premiere opera Paavo Nurmi. He is also devoted to premiering new pieces from other contemporary composers such as György Orbán or Levente Gyöngyösi. In addition, to his work as a conductor, Bogányi has appeared as a cellist in recitals around the world.