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Martyn Brabbins

Martyn Brabbins was appointed music director of the English National Opera in 2016. An inspirational force in British music, Brabbins has had a busy opera career since his early days at the Kirov and more recently at La Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper, and regularly in Lyon, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Antwerp. He is a popular figure at the BBC Proms and with many of the UK’s top orchestras, and regularly conducts top international orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin.

Known for his advocacy of new music and particularly of British composers, he has conducted hundreds of world premières across the globe. He has recorded over 120 CDs to date, including prizewinning discs of operas by Korngold, Birtwistle and Harvey. He was associate principal conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (1994–2005), principal guest conductor of the Royal Flemish Philhar- monic (2009–15), chief conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra (2012– 16) and artistic director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music (2005– 07), and in 2016 was appointed visiting professor at the Royal College of Music. 

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Various composers
Robert Plane
Religious Tetralogy
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra
Gerald Finzi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Max Bruch
Dedications - Works for Clarinet & Orchestra
Roeland Hendrikx & The London Philharmonic Orchestra
At The Edge Of The World / Empty Mind I / Groove!
Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Luc van Hove
Piano Concertos Triptych
Levente Kende / Piet van Bockstal / Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Peter Benoit
De Schelde
Martyn Brabbins / Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Bert Joris & Tutu Puoane Live at De Roma
Bert Joris / Tutu Puoane
Adolphe Samuel, Joseph Jongen
Samuel / Jongen Symphony No. 6 / Three Symphonic Movements
Royal Flemish Philharmonic / Martyn Brabbins
Various composers
Romantic Novelties for Violin & Orchestra
Hideko Udagawa