Thomas Adès


Thomas Adès was born in London in 1971.
From 1999 to 2008 he was Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival.
As a conductor he appears regularly with, among others, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies, BBC Symphony, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. As an opera conductor he has conducted The Rake's Progress at the Royal Opera, London and the Zürich Opera, and made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York conducting The Tempest. He conducted this production of The Tempest at the Vienna Staatsoper in 2015 with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Future plans include Totentanz with the Boston and Chicago Symphonies and the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics.
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.
Prizes include: Grawemeyer Award for Asyla (1999); Royal Philharmonic Society large-scale composition awards for Asyla, The Tempest and Tevot; Ernst von Siemens Composers' prize for Arcadiana; British Composer Award for The Four Quarters; and Best Opera Grammy and Diapason d'or de l'année (Paris) for The Tempest.
He coaches Piano and Chamber Music annually at the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove.
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