Gerhard Lessky

Gerhard Lessky

Conductor

„ .. dynamically and brilliantly produced,...the ensemble was led with sovereign certainty by Gerhard Lessky.“
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«„ The amazingly professional and vigorous-sounding ... orchestra provided under the sovereign leadership of Gerhard Lessky, who gave each part of the opera atmosphere and suspense, the solid musical basis upon which the solo singers were able to move certainly and well.“»
Der neue Merker, Austria (2017)
«„ ... a dynamic, sympathetic conductor whose direction of the orchestra and guidance of the singers recommend him for further assignments.“»
Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Austria (2017)
«„ Each phrase had its own character, the allegro showed a fiery temperament and the larghetto was charged with suspense within its curves.“»
Passauer Neue Presse, Germany (2017)
2017Bach J.S.: Trio, BWV 586, G majorConductor

Bio


Born in the heart of Europe, Austria, and living in the worlds music capital Vienna, Gerhard Lessky has performed and developed his artistry across Europe, Latin America and Asia.
He studied with the composer Balduin Sulzer, “Orchestra-Conducting” at the Linz Bruckner University of Music and attended international Master classes given by Peter Gülke, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
From 1998-2000 he was engaged as an artistic-assistant at Wiener Hofmusikkapelle and also cooperated with the composer HK Gruber.

Gerhard Lessky was awarded with the “Helmut-Schiff-Award” for young Austrian conductors.
Scholarship from the International Richard Wagner Association.

   The clarity of his conducting and his honest passion for music make his interpretations remarkable.

  His repertory includes music from the early 17th century to the present.
 
 As a guest conductor he performed with many orchestras including the Wiener Concert-Verein, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Linzer Konzertverein (Austria), Brno Philharmonic, South Bohemian Chamber    Philharmonic, Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice (Czech Republic), Slovak Philharmonic ,Cappella Istropolitana (Slovakia), Savaria Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Filarmonica de Stat “Moldova” Iasi (Romania), Orchestra Teatro del Giglio di Lucca (Italy), Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico (Mexico), Bucheon Symphony Orchestra,
Cheongju Philharmonic Orchestra,Chungnam Philharmonic Orchestra (South Korea),Sinfonietta Baden, Orchestra 1756 (on period instruments) and Schloss Schönbrunn Orchestra (Vienna).

  Performances in prestigious concert halls like Golden hall in Musikverein Wien, Tonhalle Zurich, Seoul Arts Center and Brucknerhaus Linz.

  From 1994 to 2008 he worked as music director and chief conductor of the “Oberösterreichischen Opernensemble”.

 He conducted opera-performances at the Opera houses in Steyr, Wels and Berndorf (Austria) , symphonic concerts in Austria, Germany, Romania,
  Sweden, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.


  Esteemed international artists collaborated with, include: Luca Canonici, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Otto Sauter, Sung-Won Yang, N. Krysanowsky….
  He also made CD productions and performed in TV and Radio broadcasts.

                    
                
        
    












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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bach J.S.: Trio, BWV 586, G major Wiener Musikverein 2017

Awards

Helmut SCHIFF AWARD for Austrian Conductors
2017