Andriy Yurkevych, born in Zboriv (Ukraine), graduated in Orchestral Conducting in 1999 at the Lyssenko Musical Academy of Lviv (Ukraine), under the guidance of Yuriy Lutsiv. He then specialized at the National Theatre Wielki in Warsaw with Jacek Kaspszyk and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Italy) with Gianluigi Gelmetti, in Pesaro with Alberto Zedda. He was awarded a special prize at the Turchak National Competition in Kiev.
After his debut at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, he earned an impressive reputation at international level with many invitations at the Monte Carlo Opera, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago (Chile), the Greek National Opera and the San Francisco Opera.
Mr. Yurkevych enjoys a continuous and successful collaboration with the world famous soprano Edita Gruberova, working with her in the following productions: Norma in Berlin, Mannheim and Duisburg; Lucrezia Borgia at the Klangvokal Musikfestival in Dortmund, Dresden and Köln; several concerts in Munich (Herkulessaal), Vienna and Frankfurt. Mr. Yurkevych lately conducted: Norma in Paris (Salle Pleyel), Nice and Cologne; The Swan Lake, Anna Bolena and Il Mago di Oz at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence; Norma in Palermo; Evgenij Onegin, La Traviata and Macbeth in Gdansk; The Pique Dame, Der Fliegende Holländerand, Rigoletto in Warsaw; Roberto Devereux in Zürich and Madrid; Aida in Riga; The Swan Lake at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. In Berlin he recently conducted L’Elisir d’Amore (Staatsoper) and Anna Bolena (Deutsche Oper) while in Warsaw – Madama Butterfly.
Active also on the symphonic field, he boasts a repertoire that spans from Mozart to the main Russian composers, such as Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich. Andriy Yurkevych conducted symphonic concerts with the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musical in Milan. He has just made his debut with the Orchesta Sinfonica de Madrid and has conducted concerts with the Münchner Symphoniker, being immediately reinvited for the next season.
Mr. Yurkevych also served as Music Director of the National Theatre in Odessa and as General Music Conductor at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Republic of Moldova in Chisinau.
As Music Director at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera Mr Yurkevych will conduct Nabucco, Evgenij Onegin, Maria Stuarda (new production), Madama Butterfly and Guillaume Tell (new production) in Warsaw.
Other upcoming projects include: Roberto Devereux in Madrid; Don Carlo in Düsseldorf and Maria Stuarda, Nabucco, The haunted Manor