Martyn Brabbins moves to NPO
15th Dec 2011
The British conductor Martyn Brabbins is to become chief conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan, from 2013. The conductor, who is known for his affinity with music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, launched his career after winning first prize at the 1988 Leeds Conductors' Competition.
Since then he has regularly conducted all the major UK orchestras and is much sought-after in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and Japan. Brabbins has recorded with Chandos, Collins Classics, Hyperion and NMC; his recording of Korngold's Die Kathrin with the BBC Concert Orchestra for CPO won the Opera Award at Cannes.
He will continue his relationship as principal guest conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic in Antwerp.
Photo: © Wolfgang Runkel