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Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. Subsequently she conducted the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in a symphonic concert at the Salzburger Festspiele. She was appointed Music Director of the Salzburg Landestheater beginning with the 2015/16 season where in 2014/15 she will conduct new productions of The Magic Flute and Tahrir(world premiere) as Music Director designate.
A Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2012/13, Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla made her subscription debut stepping in on very short notice for Ludovic Morlot. Last season, she collaborated with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica in an extensive tour, and she made her debut with the Wiener Kammerorchester in Vienna. During 2013/14 as First Kapellmeister of the Opera House in Bern, she conducted new productions of Zero, La traviata and The Cunning Little Vixen. She has also led several productions at the Theater Heidelberg such as Aida and Carmen as well as new productions of Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Las Cartas de Frida by the renowned Mexican composer Marcela Rodriguez.
Highlights of Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla’s career include concerts with the Danish Radio Orchestra, Copenhagen, the MDR Orchestra Leipzig, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, as well as a collaboration with the Camerata Salzburg.
Praised as a dynamic, profound and extremely talented young conductor, Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla was discovered by the German Conducting Forum – Deutscher Dirigentenforum – in April 2009, and has since benefitted from their conducting program and support. She was one of the revelations of the 2009 Kurt Masur Conducting Seminar in Bonn, Germany on “The Art of Conducting Beethoven”.
A native of Vilnius, Lithuania, Ms. Gražinytė-Tyla was born into a musical family. Before pursuing her studies at the Music Conservatory in Zurich, she studied at the Music Conservatory Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in Leipzig and at the Music Conservatory in Bologna, Italy. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in choral and orchestral conducting from the University of Music and Fine Arts, Graz, Austria. She has participated in numerous master classes and conducting workshops and worked with many established conductors and professors such as Christian Ehwald, George Alexander Albrecht, Johannes Schlaefli, Herbert Blomstedt, Colin Metters and Kurt Masur.