Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla………..more success for Lietuva

Grazinyte-Tyla_Mirga_72_1 On the 28 July 2014 it was announced that Mirga Grazynte-Tyla, a native of Vilnius, Lithuania had been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Los Angelas Philharmonic.

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.

A further step froward towards recognising the contribution of women in the still male dominated world of orchestral and opera conducting.

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2 Responses to Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla………..more success for Lietuva

  1. salzburgbj says:

    As a member of the music ensemble at the Salzburger Landestheater, I would like to correct the assertion that she’s *not yet* our GMD. She was very clearly introduced to us in August ’14 as our new GMD as of NOW, no ifs, ands or “designate” about it. 🙂


  2. kindadukish says:

    My apologies for the misunderstanding but the information I have is that she takes up her position ffrom the beginning of the 2015 / 16 season, until then she is the MD “designate” If this is wrong then I stand corrected and thank you for bringing it to my attention.


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