Andriy Yurkevych

He was born in Zboriv, Ukraine in 1971. He studied Orchestra Conducting at the Lyssenko Musical Academy of Lviv (Ukraine), under the guidance of Yuriy Lutsiv, graduating in 1999. He then attended special courses at the Grand National Theater in Warsaw (Polish National Opera) under Jacek Kaspszyk and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Italy) under Gianluigi Gelmetti and in Pesaro under Alberto Zedda. He was awarded a special prize at the Turchak National Competition in Kiev. In 1996, he became resident conductor with the National Opera Kruscelnytska in Lviv, where he first directed a wide repertory of operas and ballets, including works by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet as well as operettas, Russian operas and standard repertory ballets. He conducted, among others the operas Boris Godunov, La forza del destino, Norma, Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Queen of spades, Eugene Onegin, and more. During his long international career he has conducted in major opera houses worldwide such as: Teatro Municipal in Santiago (Chile), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro San Carlo (Naples) and Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. He has appeared in Paris, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Lieges, Moldavia, Genoa, Warsaw, Zurich, Madrid, Berlin, Budapest, etc. He enjoyed a successful collaboration with the world famous soprano Edita Gruberova, in opera performances in Germany and in concerts in Germany and Austria. He conducts symphonies mainly of Russian composers as well as musicals. Andry Yurkevych was General Music Conductor at the National Opera and Ballet Theater of Odessa. In 2014-15 he was appointed Music Director at the Grand Theater of Warsaw. At the GNO he conducted the opera I Puritani (Athens Concert Hall, 2008-09). // Last update of the biography: April 2020 - The list of the productions below is complete.