The Latvia-born Andris Nelsons has had one of the most amazing conducting careers of the last decades. After training initially as a trumpeter, he served as musical director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra between 2008 and 2015.
He was then appointed to the same position with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, before also taking on the venerable role of Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in February 2018. The conductor, celebrated for his precise and energetic interpretations, has also earned high praise in the opera house, including in Bayreuth, New York, Vienna, Munich and London. Since his debut in October 2010, Andris Nelsons has performed regularly with the Berliner Philharmoniker.