Nicholas Braithwaite

About Nicholas Braithwaite

Photo of Nicholas BraithwaiteNicholas Braithwaite is a conductor of international reneown.

He has held positions as Music Director or Principal Conductor from Norway to New Zealand and many places in between, including the Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. His repertoire has centered around German and Russian music and he is regarded as an outstanding Wagner conductor, having conducted all that composer’s works from Rienzi onwards, including seven Ring Cycles.

Concurrently with his work in Australia, Braithwaite was Principal Conductor of the Manchester Camerata. Other orchestral appointments have included Permanent Guest Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Associate Conductor to Constantin Silvestri with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. A frequesnt guest conductor for all the major orchestras in the UK, he also toured Jaapn and Korea with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as Associate Conductor to Sir Georg Solti.

He has appeared with the Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestre National de France, the Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Odense Symphony, Aarhus Symphony, Aalborg Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Aukland Philharmonia, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Queensland Orchestra, Wests Australian Symphony, Danish National Radio Symphony and the Collegium Musicum Copenhagen.

Nicholas Braithwaite has conducted more than 80 operas, holding appointments as Associate Principal Conductor of Sadler’s Wells / English National Opera, Music Director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Musiksjef of Gothernberg’s Stora Teater. As guest, he has also conducted opera at Covent Garden, Hamburg, Norwegian Opera, Scottish and Welsh National Operas and many companies in Australia.

Additionally, Braithwaite has released many recordings with orchestras from the UK and Australia, several of which won awards.

He has a passion for supporting the development of young musicians and music education, combined with a strong sense of fostering music in the community. He has recently conducted the Australian Doctors’ Orchestra in Adelaide.

We are delighted that he is supporting the Young Virtuoso Award this year and that he is presenting the prizes to the winners of the event.

Notes partially sourced from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra website.

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