conductor

Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès is considered to be one of the leading British composers of our time. music is stylistically eclectic yet original and of a mind-blowing creativity. He broke on to the international scene with his first opera Powder Her Face in 1995. Four years later, his orchestral work Asyla won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. His operas The Tempest and The Exterminating Angel, his Violin Concerto and his string quartets were also big hits with critics and audiences alike. 

Thomas Adès has regularly conducted such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Melbourne and Sydney, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the opera houses of London and Zurich, and his own Tempest in New York and Vienna. He served as artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival from 1999 to 2008. 

Adès’s compositions have been performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra since as far back as 1995. In 2011, he conducted the orchestra himself for the first time. He returned in 2016 with music by Liszt, Martinů and his newly commissioned Totentanz. A close collaboration with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019-20 season (Meet Thomas Adès) was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dutch premiere of Adès’s Piano Concerto featuring Kirill Gerstein now being postponed to December 2022.

Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest

Thomas Adès is considered to be one of the leading British composers of our time. music is stylistically eclectic yet original and of a mind-blowing creativity. He broke on to the international scene with his first opera Powder Her Face in 1995. Four years later, his orchestral work Asyla won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. His operas The Tempest and The Exterminating Angel, his Violin Concerto and his string quartets were also big hits with critics and audiences alike. 

Thomas Adès has regularly conducted such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Melbourne and Sydney, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the opera houses of London and Zurich, and his own Tempest in New York and Vienna. He served as artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival from 1999 to 2008. 

Adès’s compositions have been performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra since as far back as 1995. In 2011, he conducted the orchestra himself for the first time. He returned in 2016 with music by Liszt, Martinů and his newly commissioned Totentanz. A close collaboration with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019-20 season (Meet Thomas Adès) was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dutch premiere of Adès’s Piano Concerto featuring Kirill Gerstein now being postponed to December 2022.

Thomas Adès is considered to be one of the leading British composers of our time. music is stylistically eclectic yet original and of a mind-blowing creativity. He broke on to the international scene with his first opera Powder Her Face in 1995. Four years later, his orchestral work Asyla won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award. His operas The Tempest and The Exterminating Angel, his Violin Concerto and his string quartets were also big hits with critics and audiences alike. 

Thomas Adès has regularly conducted such orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of Melbourne and Sydney, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the opera houses of London and Zurich, and his own Tempest in New York and Vienna. He served as artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival from 1999 to 2008. 

Adès’s compositions have been performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra since as far back as 1995. In 2011, he conducted the orchestra himself for the first time. He returned in 2016 with music by Liszt, Martinů and his newly commissioned Totentanz. A close collaboration with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2019-20 season (Meet Thomas Adès) was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dutch premiere of Adès’s Piano Concerto featuring Kirill Gerstein now being postponed to December 2022.

Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest
Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest