Renowned as both a composer and a performer, Thomas Adès works regularly with the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies and festivals.
As a conductor, he enjoys close associations with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston, London, BBC, City of Birmingham, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In opera, he has conducted The Rake’s Progress at the Royal Opera House, London and the Zürich Opera, and made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York conducting The Tempest. Future plans include conducting The Tempest at the Vienna State Opera (2015) with the Vienna Philharmonic, and Totentanz with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam.
His recent piano engagements include solo recitals at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium), New York and the Barbican in London, and concerto appearances with the New York Philharmonic. This season he appears throughout Europe with Ian Bostridge in a tour of Schubert’s Winterreise to include Vienna, Luxembourg, Hamburg, Paris, Budapest, Bilbao and Warsaw.
His CD recording of The Tempest from the Royal Opera House (EMI) won the Contemporary category of the 2010 Gramophone Awards; and his DVD of the production from the Metropolitan Opera was awarded the Diapason d'Or de l'année (2013), Best Opera recording (2014 Grammy Awards) and Music DVD Recording of the Year (2014 ECHO Klassik Awards). His recordings of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Nancarrow, Kurtág, Ruders and Barry have been critically acclaimed.
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