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02.25.17
Sir Andrew Davis
Music review: A program on literary themes at the SLSO
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
01.01.17
Calidore String Quartet , Marin Alsop, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniel Barenboim, Jeremy Denk, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Shai Wosner, Gil Shaham, Colin Currie, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Staatskapelle Berlin , Cleveland Orchestra , Philharmonic Orchestra , St. Louis Symphony Orchestra , West-Eastern Divan Orchestra , The Knights , Voces8 , Lisette Oropesa, Tamara Mumford, Bryan Hymel, John Relyea, Morris Robinson, James Darrah
Best of 2016
05.23.16
Sir Andrew Davis, Jeremy Denk
Denk, Davis and DSO deliver magical Beethoven 'Emperor'
Detroit Free Press
12.18.15
Wynton Marsalis, Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Christopher Rountree, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company , Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Philadelphia Orchestra , Storm Large, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir , Voces8 , Christine Goerke, Nicholas Phan, New York Polyphony
End of Year 2015 'Best of' Roundup
12.08.15
Sir Andrew Davis
Lyric's 'Bel Canto' depicts triumph of love over terrorist bullets
Chicago Tribune
10.16.15
Sir Andrew Davis
Kissin brings fresh poetry to Tchaikovsky with Davis, CSO
Chicago Classical Review
10.16.15
Sir Andrew Davis
Kissin rides a Russian warhorse to glory with CSO
Chicago Tribune
10.05.15
Sir Andrew Davis
Review: Wit, whimsy, vocal fireworks make Lyric's 'Cinderella' soar
Chicago Tribune
05.10.15
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Review: RSNO/Davis, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Herald Scotland
04.24.15
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Sir Andrew Davis CBE appointed Liverpool Philharmonic Conductor Emeritus
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
03.22.15
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Damnation of Faust: Sir Andrew Davis leads Terfel, Staples and choirs in Berloiz opera
Sydney Morning Herald
02.04.15
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Sir Andrew Davis nominated for BBC Music Magazine Award
BBC Music Magazine
12.18.14
Osvaldo Golijov, Sir Andrew Davis, David Robertson, Donald Runnicles, Robert Spano, Bramwell Tovey, Julian Wachner, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Stefan Jackiw, Jennifer Koh, Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Alisa Weilerstein, Béla Fleck, Brooklyn Rider , Rosanne Cash, Voces8 , New York Polyphony
End of Year 2014 'Best Of' Roundup
12.16.14
Sir Andrew Davis
ELGAR: Sea Pictures; The Dream of Gerontius
Audiophile Audition
12.05.14
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, David Robertson, Robert Spano, Daniil Trifonov, Jennifer Koh, Gidon Kremer, Mason Bates, Rosanne Cash, Julianna Di Giacomo, Tamara Mumford, New York Polyphony
2015 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Grammy.com
11.13.14
Sir Andrew Davis
Music review: Sir Andrew Davis conducts James Ehnes in Berlioz and Beethoven
The Sydney Morning Herald
08.21.14
Sir Andrew Davis, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
Prom 44: Melbourne SO/Davis/Mørk review - vibrant musical colour
The Guardian
08.19.14
Sir Andrew Davis
Sir Andrew Davis: The returning hero
The Telegraph
07.01.14
Sir Andrew Davis
Sir Andrew Davis and Sir Henry Wood invite you to the world's greatest music festival
BBC Music Magazine
04.07.14
Sir Andrew Davis
The Dream of Gerontius, Andrew Davis, BBCSO: 'remarkable'
The Telegraph
04.07.14
Sir Andrew Davis
The Dream of Gerontius, BBCSO, Davis, Barbican
The Arts Desk
03.29.14
Sir Andrew Davis
At BSO, a war-shadowed symphony and a youthful Prokofiev
The Boston Globe
02.26.14
Sir Andrew Davis
One gorgeous fish out of water: Lyric Opera's Rusalka
The Chicago Reader
09.09.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Energetic and action packed
Brisbane Times
08.18.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Prom 45: The Midsummer Marriage - review
The Guardian
05.18.13
Sir Andrew Davis
RSNO: Choral Classics, Elijah Usher Hall
Edinburgh Guide
05.13.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Wagner 200 in London - review Royal Festival Hall, London
The Guardian
05.09.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Review: Philharmonia Orchestra, St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Wales Online
05.09.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Philharmonia Orchestra, St David's Hall
South Wales Argus
05.01.13
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Goossens
Gramophone
05.01.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Berlioz
Gramophone
04.30.13
Sir Andrew Davis
Live review: Andrew Davis gala (Melbourne Symphony & Bryn Terfel)
LimeLight
04.15.13
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BBCSO / Davis - review
The Guardian
11.05.12
Sir Andrew Davis
Elgar and the First World War
Presto Classical
06.18.12
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Sir Andrew Davis announced as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sir Andrew Davis has served as music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2000. He began his tenure as chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 

January 2013. Through his recordings, his many international tours, and guest appearances and relationships with several of  the finest orchestras and opera companies in Europe, North America and Australia, Sir Andrew is one of today's most recognized and acclaimed conductors.   

In the 2016-17 season, Maestro Davis conducts three operas at the Lyric: Wagner's Das Rheingold in a new production of the "Ring" cycle which will be presented in installments over the next four seasons, Berlioz's Les Troyens, and Massenet's Don Quichotte. Guest engagements this season include the Cleveland Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Edinburgh International Festival, alongside his regular appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, where he is also a frequent guest. He continues his exploration of all the Mahler Symphonies with the Melbourne Symphony, and in addition will make several recordings with Chandos Records.

Maestro Davis's career spans over forty years in which he has been the artistic leader at several of the world's most distinguished opera and symphonic institutions, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra (conductor laureate and chief conductor from 1991-2004, the longest tenure since that of its founder Sir Adrian Boult), Glyndebourne Festival Opera (music director 1988-2000), and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (conductor laureate and principal conductor from 1975-1988). He also recently received the honorary title of conductor emeritus from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He has led performances at many of the world's most important opera houses, among them the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden, the Bayreuth Festival, and the major companies of Munich, Paris, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. In addition to those ensembles, he has appeared with virtually every other internationally prominent orchestra, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and all the major British orchestras.

A vast and award-winning discography documents Sir Andrew's artistry, with recent CDs including works of Berlioz, Elgar, Grainger, Delius, Ives, Holst (nominated for a Grammy in 2015 for Best Choral Performance), and York Bowen (nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for Best Orchestral Performance). He currently records for Chandos Records, where he has been an exclusive artist since 2009.

Born in 1944 in Hertfordshire, England, Maestro Davis studied at King's College, Cambridge, where he was an organ scholar before taking up conducting. His diverse repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary, and spans the symphonic, operatic and choral worlds. Sir Andrew is a great proponent of twentieth-century works including those by Janácek, Messiaen, Boulez, Elgar, Tippett, and Britten, in addition to the core symphonic and operatic works. As chief conductor, Sir Andrew has always participated in the creation and premieres of new repertoire and new compositions, personally conducting a great number of them.

In 1992, Maestro Davis was created a Commander of the British Empire, and in 1999 he was designated a Knight Bachelor in the New Year Honours List. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. 

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