Sergey Neller – Conductor

Sergey Neller – Conductor

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Sergey Neller is a German composer, pianist and conductor born in Russia. In 2016 he won 2nd prize at the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg (Germany). With the Bamberger Symphoniker he has recorded works by Shostakovich for the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Recent engagements include debuts with the Bolshoi Theatre, the South Netherlands Philharmonic, the Szczecin Philharmonic (Poland), the Janáček Philharmonic – Ostrava (Czech Republic), the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (Switzerland) and the Symphony Orchestras of Ulster (Great Britain), Oulu (Finland) and Nuremberg (Germany), with which Neller has also appeared as a pianist-conductor. In 2018 he made his debut in the USA with the Jacksonville Symphony (Florida). As part of a master-class conducted by Daniele Gatti he appeared with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. In 2019 he made his debut at the Národní Divadlo theatre in Prague, appearing as the music director and conductor of a new production of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera Lolita. Composer of the opera Tintagiles after the play La Mort de Tintagiles by Maurice Maeterlinck, staged in 2006 at Moscow’s Helikon-Opera, and the opera Phaedra to a libretto by Alexey Parin. Sergey conducted on 2020 the Mariinsky Theatre with the opera Lolita and the opera Ariadne auf Naxos in 2021.

Sergey recorded on January 2023, “Air” Piano Concerto N°4 and “Dawn” symphonic poem, in the frame of the World Premiere Recording of the french composer Christian Schittenhelm with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and his personal vision of Claude Debussy’s “Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune”.

The young conductor was first discovered in Berlin in April 2022, when his wife, the Concert Pianist Svetlana Andreeva recorded the album “Synesthesia”. Considered to be the leading conductor of our production, he is invited by SFUMATO Records for the recording of the three others piano concertos by Christian Schittenhelm.


Russia – Power vs Culture” by Sergey Neller published on April 9th 2013 in the Austrian newspaper Contrapunkt

Douglas Cooksey (Classical Source UK)

“Sergey Neller leads the excellently established opera orchestra through the two-hour performance from the first bar to the last note with precise, no-frills conducting, producing nightmarish, never-ending intensity that ideally accompanies the action on stage.”

IMG news : Sergey Neller conducts Ariadne auf Naxos

“Neller has the sort of charisma given only to few conductors. […] the Widmann was a riot, despatched with crisp panache, and Ne​ller has a sense of humour. Best of all was the Mahler. This was taken at a genuine Adagio and fully sustained. It was truly impressive with that rare sense of time suspended. […] the Mahler was profoundly impressive. Neller clearly commands the grand manner of some older maestros and he can also get playing of real inwardness and spirituality.”

Das Opernglas

“The young Sergey Neller pushes the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra to peak performance. […] An excellent craftsman who shines with superior understanding and yet shows a modesty. He has done something very beautiful!”


Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) orchestra with Ukrainian pianist Svetlana Andreeva and her husband the conductor Sergey Neller at The New Auditorium in Glasgow. They are recording the music of composer Christian Schittenhelm. Pictured Conductor Sergey Neller Photograph by Martin Shields Tel 07572 457000 © Martin Shields

Glasgow RSNO – piano concerto January 5, 2023

New Auditorium – Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall

« AIR Piano concerto N°4 » & “Dawn” Symphonic poem – World premiere recordings Composer Christian Schittenhelm

Concert pianist : Svetlana Andreeva

“Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune” Claude Debussy


Album : To freedom

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