Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
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Thomas
Adès

Conductor

Thomas Adès is considered to be one of the leading British composers of our time. 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 second opera The Tempest, his Violin Concerto and his string quartets Arcadiana and The Four Quarters were also big hits with critics and audiences alike.

Thomas Adès’s music is stylistically eclectic yet original and of a mind-blowing creativity. 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 led the orchestra himself in the AAA programme En route. Adès returned with music by Liszt and Martinů, as well as two of his own works, These Premises Are Alarmed and the Dutch premiere of Totentanz, in 2016.

Thomas Adès is considered to be one of the leading British composers of our time. 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 second opera The Tempest, his Violin Concerto and his string quartets Arcadiana and The Four Quarters were also big hits with critics and audiences alike.

Thomas Adès’s music is stylistically eclectic yet original and of a mind-blowing creativity. 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 led the orchestra himself in the AAA programme En route. Adès returned with music by Liszt and Martinů, as well as two of his own works, These Premises Are Alarmed and the Dutch premiere of Totentanz, in 2016.