Daniel Boico, Music Director and Chief Conductor
Described by critics as "Dynamic, vigorous, exciting and imaginative - an undisputed star who combines magnetic charisma with a skilled technique," Israeli-American conductor Daniel Boico is the Music Director and Chief Conductor of the MÁV Szimfonikus Zenekar since September 2019. Daniel is also the Associate Guest Conductor of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa. Daniel was Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, 2009-2011, where he debuted with the orchestra in 2009, sharing the podium with Riccardo Muti, Associate Guest Conductor of the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa. Daniel was Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, 2009-2011, where he debuted with the orchestra in 2009, sharing the podium with Riccardo Muti, followed by his subscription concert debut in April 2011, when he replaced Kurt Masur on short notice in what the New York Times called "a smoldering performance" of Sofia Gubaidulina's Two Paths: A dedication to Mary and Martha for two violas and orchestra.
Born in Israel to musician parents and raised in both Paris and the United States (Daniel’s father, Fima Boico, was Principal Second Violins in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertmaster of Orchestre de Paris and is currently the second violinist of the Fine Arts Quartet) Daniel initially received his training as a singer, and later was a student of legendary Russian conductor and professor Ilya Musin at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. A finalist and, prize-winner at the Prokofiev, Pedrotti, and Cadaques International Conducting Competitions, Daniel was also Music Director of the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, and visiting professor and director of orchestras at the Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Earlier in his career, Daniel was apprentice conductor, and later assistant, to Daniel Barenboim at the Chicago Symphony, where he worked closely with such guest conductors as Pierre Boulez and Zubin Mehta..
Daniel has recorded Nino Rota’s two cello concerti with I Virtuosi Italiani for the Chandos label, and Kalinnikov’s Symphony No. 1 for the Bayerische Rundfunk with the Nürnberger Symphoniker. Special projects have included serving as Cover Conductor to Lorin Maazel on Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Asia tour to Taiwan, China and Korea. As an educator of young musicians, Daniel is a frequent guest conductor at DePaul University, Chicago, and a private conducting teacher. Daniel has performed withsuch distinguished orchestrasas the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester BerlinIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, National Symphony Orchestras of Taiwan and Mexico, San Francisco and Perm ballets, Moscow Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Cape Town and Johannesburg Philharmonics. Daniel has collaborated with such fine soloists as Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Daniel Barenboim, Gary Hoffman, Andreas Ottensamer, Nikolay Lugansky, Aviram Reichert, Daniel Ciobanu, Alexander Buzlov, Olga Kern, and Francois du Toit.
Recent and upcoming engagements include a debut with the Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia, and a return to the Meistersinger Halle with the Nürnberger Symphoniker.
FOTÓ: ÉDER VERA
Kesselyák Gergely, Conductor
FOTÓ: KELEMEN GERGŐ
Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Honorary Guest Conductor
FOTÓ: RÓZSA ZSUZSANNA
Péter Csaba, Permanent Guest Conductor
Gábor Takács-Nagy Permanent Guest Conductor
He has been conducting since 2002, debuting in Switzerland at the Sion Festival. He became the Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland) in 2007. From 2011, he has been the chief conductor of the Manchester Camerata. In the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, he has been directing the workshops of the string musicians and the new chamber orchestra series of the ensemble since 2005. He became the first guest conductor of our orchestra in September 2008, and between September 2010 and June 2012, he was the chief conductor and music director of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a guest conductor at the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
He has been the permanent guest conductor of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra since 2018.