• Orchestras
  • New York Philharmonic

    Askonas Holt has a long assocation with the New York Philharmonic stretching back many decades. In 2007, we presented the New York Philharmonic for two concerts at the Barbican with their then music director, Kurt Masur. In 2008, the Philharmonic returned to the UK, this time for performances at the BBC Proms with Lorin Maazel. The New York Philharmonic returned to the Barbican in February 2010, this time with the young new music director Alan Gilbert, with performances featuring Yefim Bronfman and Thomas Hampson. Continuing their association with the Barbican, the New York Philharmonic returned to the UK in February 2012 with Joyce DiDonato and Lang Lang and in April 2015 again with Joyce DiDonato.

    This spring, the New York Philharmonic performs three performances at the Barbican Centre, including the premiere of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Cello Concerto with Yo-Yo Ma, and the orchestra makes its highly anticipated return to Denmark for two concerts at the Danish Radio’s Koncerthuset.

  • Orchestras
  • Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

    Artistic Director & Principal Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    The Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal is one of Quebec’s major cultural ambassadors. Since its founding in 1981, the orchestra has adopted a distinctive approach that reflects its desire to develop and promote symphonic music and make it accessible to all. Comprised of musicians trained at conservatories and faculties of music in Quebec, the orchestra has acquired an enviable reputation for the quality of its concerts and recordings. Under the artistic direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin since 2000, the orchestra has seen its reputation grow in Canada and abroad, due in large part to the exceptional closeness that has developed between the conductor and musicians.

    The Orchestre Métropolitain has made some 20 recordings, mainly for the Canadian label ATMA Classique, with several winning national awards and international recognition. In November 2016, the orchestra made its first recording for Deutsche Grammophon, in collaboration with singers Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov. The recording was released on 22 September 2017.

    Askonas Holt is delighted to be working with the orchestra for the first time, on its debut European tour in November 2017.

  • Orchestras
  • Orchestre National de Lille

    Askonas Holt is delighted to have established a new touring partnership with Orchestre National de Lille. Created with the backing of the Nord-Pas de Calais Region, with Maestro Jean-Claude Casadesus and with the support of the State, Orchestre National de Lille performed its first concert in January 1976. Since then it has established itself as a leading French orchestra. Resident at the newly renovated concert hall Le Nouveau Siècle in Lille, the orchestra also regularly performs throughout the Hauts-de-France region, France, and abroad. To date, it has toured to more than 30 countries across four continents.

    In September 2016, Alexandre Bloch was appointed new Music Director of the orchestra.

  • Orchestras
  • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra


    Askonas Holt’s association with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 2000, when we arranged two performances at the BBC Proms, under the batons of Sir Simon Rattle and Valery Gergiev. More than a decade later, it is with great pleasure that we are still collaborating with this great orchestra, now under the direction of the young Quebecois Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

    In the past few seasons Askonas Holt has managed tours for the Rotterdam Philharmonic in Asia, the UK, Germany, Spain and North America. In 2017 Askonas Holt will bring them to Asia once more, with concerts in Seoul, Shanghai and Beijing.