Peter Szilvay is one of the most sought after Norwegian conductors and is often seen both on the opera stage and in front of orchestras. His career developed quickly after his acclaimed final diploma exam with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kringkastingsorkestret. Peter Szilvay has also composed several pieces and worked in his early years as a professional viola player. After his exam he worked as Assistant Conductor in the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and served Mariss Jansons as PA for three years. In 1999 he won the competition ”Conductor of the year” in Oslo.
Szilvay has conducted orchestras and opera abroad and in Norway. He has conducted the St. Petersburg Philharmonic orchestras in Russia, the Gothenburg Umeå and Malmø Symphony Orchestra in Sweden, the Radio Orchestra in Paris, the Royal Danish Orchestra and at the opera in Würzburg, Germany.
In Norway he has conducted the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet, Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra, The Norwegian Radio and all the military wind-bands. The sinfoniettas of Oslo, Trondheim, BIT20 Bergen, Arctic Sinfonietta and Bodø is also on his agenda. In 2011 he won the Norwegian composers artist prize for his energic work with Norwegian music and composers.
His repertoire stretches from Beethoven to the late romantics, his favourites among many are Mahler and Bruckner, the Italian and German opera stage, from Mozart to Verdi and Puccini but also the contemporary stage works.
He is an enthusiastic ambassador for both contemporary composers and works and he has first performed over 160 pieces.
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