One of Europe’s most sought-after female conductors, Giedrė Šlekytė, makes her North American debut leading
Staatskapelle Berlin’s sold out concerts in Koerner Hall next weekend
Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Giedrė Šlekytė
Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 8pm
Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 3pm
The Royal Conservatory is thrilled to announce that the upcoming Staatskapelle Berlin concerts in Koerner Hall will be led by dynamic Lithuanian conductor Giedrė Šlekytė, who recently performed critically acclaimed performances with the Staatskapelle Berlin.
The orchestra is overjoyed to be making its Canadian debut with Maestra Šlekytė. “She is so accommodating to the sound of the Staatskapelle Berlin and performs with so much enthusiasm, allowing the orchestra to dive deep and fly high. She truly embodies the joy of making music. The whole orchestra is very supportive of Giedrė Šlekytė and happy to be a part of her North American debut – we are all excited to write a bit of music history together,” stated the board of the Staatskapelle Berlin. Giedrė Šlekytė’s and the orchestra’s recent appearance in Berlin this November was celebrated by the audience and press: “Barely a generation has passed since women entered the male domain of top orchestras … Today, there are plenty of them at the most sought-after podiums, each more interesting than the other.
Giedrė Šlekytė however stands out in terms of energy, passion and determination … Her symphonic debut with the Staatskapelle Berlin can only be described as brilliant.” (Der Tagesspiegel). Toronto audiences will be able to say, “we saw her first in Koerner Hall!”