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English conductor.

Martyn Brabbins has had a busy operatic career since his early days when he trained under Ilya Musin at St Petersburg. He has worked at the Kirov and more recently at La Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Antwerp. He has appeared regularly at the BBC Proms and with many of the leading British orchestras, and also conducts top international orchestras, returning to the Royal Concertgebouw, Tokyo Metropolitan and Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin this season.

Known for his advocacy of British composers, he has conducted hundreds of world premieres across the globe. He has recorded over 120 CDs to date, including prize-winning discs of operas by Korngold, Birtwistle and Harvey. He was Associate Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1994-2005, Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic 2009-2015, Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic 2012-2016, and Artistic Director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music 2005-2007. He has this season taken up a new position as Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music.

In October 2016 Martyn was appointed Music Director of English National Opera.

(December 2016)

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