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JONATHAN NOTT took up the post of Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony in January 2000. Since his appointment, he has taken the orchestra on tour regularly - to South America, Russia, the Edinburgh and Salzburg Festivals, New York, and most recently the orchestra's 100th concert in Japan and an appearance at the BBC Proms.
British-born, Nott read Music at Cambridge and studied flute and singing in Manchester and conducting in London. In 1989 he was appointed Kapellmeister at Frankfurt Opera and in 1991 he was appointed first Kapellmeister at the Hessian National Theater in Wiesbaden. During that time he conducted an extensive repertoire including all the major works of Mozart, Verdi, and Puccini, as well as his first complete Ring Cycle. In 1998 he went on to become Principal Conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.
Since the mid-90s Nott has guest-conducted Europe's major orchestras, notably the Leipzig Gewandhaus, NDR Hamburg, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London, and Munich Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestre de Paris, and most recently the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, with whom he recorded the complete orchestral works - including the Requiem - of György Ligeti. In August 2000 he became Musical Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and for the last three years was its Principal Guest Conductor.
2006 will include return visits to the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics as well as the NHK Symphony, and invitations to the Philharmonia and Netherlands Radio. It will also see a completion of Bamberg's highly acclaimed series of recordings of the complete Schubert symphonies, as well as new releases of works by Janác?ek, Mahler, and Stravinsky.