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Each of his appearances proves that he is one of the best conductors, with a particular passion for spreading contemporary music (Resmusica)
Brad Lubman, American conductor and composer, has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique and insightful interpretations over the course of more than two decades. He is much in demand with major orchestras in Europe and the USA and has been successful in building regular partnerships with several well-known orchestras and ensembles such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto. Alongside his busy schedule in Germany, he is also frequently asked to conduct some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
In addition, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including the Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble MusikFabrik, Ensemble Resonanz, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and Steve Reich and Musicians.
Brad Lubman kicked off the 2017/18 season as Composer in Residence at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria in his dual role as conductor and composer as well as leading the Composer Conductor Workshop “Ink Still Wet”. The highlight of his residency was a performance with the Tonkünstler Orchester Austria, where he led works by Brahms and Mahler as well as the world premiere of his Reflections for orchestra. In addition to touring Europe with Ensemble Modern and Klangforum Wien and the US with his own Ensemble Signal, he continues his collaborations with orchestras such as the WDR Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto and will make his debut with the Brussels Philharmonic.
Brad Lubman is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of the NY-based Ensemble Signal (https://signalensemble.org). Their recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on harmonia mundi was awarded a Diapason d’or in June 2015 and appeared on the Billboard Classical Crossover charts. He is also Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, as well as on the faculty at the Bang-on-a-Can Summer Institute.
Brad Lubman has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, AEON, BMG/RCA, Kairos, Mode, NEOS, and Cantaloupe.
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Brad Lubman’s official title at this year’s Grafenegg Festival is “only” Composer-in-Residence. However, at Schloss Grafenegg in August, the many facets of his musical life will be on display: as a conductor, he will give the closing concert with the Tonkünstler Orchestra, leading Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with Waltraud Meier, and for which Brad Lubman as a composer has written a new orchestral piece, Reflections. He has also acted as a door opener for a generation of young musicians through his teaching, as he explains in conversation with Sarah Laile Standke. In Grafenegg, he will once again help young musicians navigate the rocky terrain of contemporary music as leader of the festival’s composition workshop INK STILL WET....
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