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Elias Grandy

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The Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra on top form under its Music Director Grandy, created shimmering sound waves ascending from the pit with the instrumental colours effectively alternating like a light show

Kerstin Holm, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Morgen und Abend, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg
  • Generalmusikdirektor, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg

Elias Grandy’s artistry, driven by irresistible energy and sustained by profound musicianship, continues to bring fresh life to the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg. The 36-year-old conductor enters his second season as the company’s General Music Director determined to develop its already fine ensemble of singers and build its reputation as one of Germany’s most fascinating centres for music theatre. Grandy attracted worldwide attention in 2015 with his prize-winning performance in the final of the biennial International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti. He has since underlined his status among the leading conductors of his generation with outstanding performances in Heidelberg and as conductor of Stars von morgen, a primetime series on Arte TV.

At the beginning of 2012 Elias Grandy became Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. His performances with the company embraced everything from Monteverdi and Mozart to Puccini and Verdi, and secured widespread critical acclaim. He was appointed General Music Director of the Theatre and Orchestra of Heidelberg in 2014 and began his official tenure in September 2015 with a new production of Le nozze di Figaro. Grandy has since conducted several masterpieces in Heidelberg including Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, the world premiere of Johannes Kalitzke’s Pym, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Hans Georg Haas’s Morgen und Abend, as well as revivals of La bohème and Hänsel und Gretel. In the 2017-18 season Grandy will introduce to his repertoire two new operas, Don Giovanni to open the company’s season in October and Gounod’s Faust in March, as well as the world premiere of a new dance piece by Nanine Linning entitled Dusk in December. 

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