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Giedrė Šlekytė

Conductor

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Mag. Stefan Fragner
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Biography

Principal Guest Conductor Bruckner Orchester Linz
Musical Assistant to the GMD Bayerische Staatsoper


Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Giedrė Šlekytė began her musical education at the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art-School in Vilnius. She went on to study conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, the Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and the Zurich University of Arts.

Internationally sought after as a guest conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has already worked with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
After her engagement as 1st Kapellmeister at Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2016-18 Giedrė Šlekytė conducted opera productions in Leipzig, Zurich, Antwerp, Frankfurt and at the Salzburg Festival.

In 2021/22 she follows invitations for new productions and revivals from Frankfurt…

Principal Guest Conductor Bruckner Orchester Linz
Musical Assistant to the GMD Bayerische Staatsoper


Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, Giedrė Šlekytė began her musical education at the National Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis Art-School in Vilnius. She went on to study conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, the Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and the Zurich University of Arts.

Internationally sought after as a guest conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has already worked with Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.
After her engagement as 1st Kapellmeister at Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2016-18 Giedrė Šlekytė conducted opera productions in Leipzig, Zurich, Antwerp, Frankfurt and at the Salzburg Festival.

In 2021/22 she follows invitations for new productions and revivals from Frankfurt Opera (Carmen), the Komische Oper Berlin (Káťa Kabanová) and Toyko Nikikai Opera Foundation (The Magic Flute).
In addition she assists Vladimir Jurowski in multiple productions at Bayerische Staatsoper and will be making her debut at the house with a new production of L´infedeltà delusa and a revival of La traviata.

Symphonic engagements and re-invitations lead her this season to the Munich Philharmonic, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester, Staatskapelle Weimar, Bochumer Symphoniker, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Tiroler Festspiele Erl and – in her new position als principal guest conductor – to the Bruckner Orchester Linz.

In autumn 2019 Deutsche Grammophon released the portrait-CD "Raminta Šerkšnytė", with Giedrė Šlekytė conducting the oratorio Songs of Sunset and Dawn and the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra.

Giedrė Šlekytė is a prize winner of the "International Malko Competition for Young Conductors" in Copenhagen and received the 2nd prize at the International Conducting Competition Solon Michaelides 2013 in Cyprus (1st prize not awarded). In March 2015 she was nominated for the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and in 2018 as "Newcomer of the year" at the International Opera Awards.

(c) Olena Tokar

The music […] was completely convincing. Young conductor Giedrė Šlekytė has a wonderful sensitivity, the musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra follow her. This creates delicate, vulnerable sounds, but also a great upswing and romantic flair.

26.01.2022

Giedrė Šlekytė - debut with Munich Philharmonic
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25.11.2021

Giedrė Šlekytė – Káťa Kabanová in Berlin
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06.09.2021

Giedrė Šlekytė – debut in Japan
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01.07.2021

Giedrė Šlekytė – debut at Frankfurt Opera
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19.03.2021

Giedrė Šlekytė appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Bruckner Orchester Linz
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22.01.2021

Three Raab & Böhm Artists appear at Mozartwoche Salzburg 2021
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14.07.2020

Giedrė Šlekytė gives her debut with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
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11.12.2019

Giedrė Šlekytė debuts at Royal Vlaanders Opera with "Rusalka"
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11.09.2019

Giedrė Šlekytė opens season at Oper Leipzig
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