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BRAD LUBMAN, American conductor and composer, is founding co-Artistic Director and Music Director of Ensemble Signal. He has played a vital role in contemporary music for more than two decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world’s leading ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations.
Conducting a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, Lubman has led major orchestras in Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the U.S. Among these are the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, RSO Stuttgart, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, Residentie Orchestra Den Haag, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the National Symphony.
In addition, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble MusikFabrik, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble Amsterdam, Ensemble Resonanz, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, and Steve Reich and Musicians.
Brad Lubman began the 2014/15 season heading the International Ensemble Modern Academy at the Klangspuren Festival in Schwaz, where he also conducted a concert with the Ensemble Modern. He is returning as guest conductor of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, and will lead exciting and varied programs of classical and contemporary music with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (CD production), Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto, and NDR Symphony Orchestra, among others. He will also conduct Steve Reich’s video opera Three Tales and shelter, a joint composition by David Lang, Michael Gordon, and Julia Wolfe, in a multimedia project with Ensemble Signal, invited by Los Angeles Philharmonic. To round off the season, Brad Lubman has been re-invited to conduct Luca Francesconi’s chamber opera Quartett at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
Brad Lubman is Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, as well as on faculty at the Bang-on-a-Can Summer Institute.
His own music has been performed in the United States and Europe and can be heard on his first portrait CD, insomniac, on Tzadik. He has also recorded for Albany, BMG/RCA, Bridge, Cantaloupe, CRI, Kairos, Koch, Mode, New World, Nonesuch, and Orange Mountain.