Nicholas Milton wird ab 2014/15 Generalmusikdirektor am Saarländischen Staatstheater
Generalintendantin Dagmar Schlingmann ist es gelungen, Nicholas Milton als neuen Generalmusikdirektor ans SST zu engagieren: Der australische Dirigent wird ab Sommer 2014 die Geschicke des Saarländischen Staatsorchesters leiten...
Nicholas Milton - Conductor
Australian-born conductor Nicholas Milton has established an outstanding reputation for his charismatic stage presence and thrilling interpretations of an extensive repertoire spanning both concert and opera. Renowned for his dynamic conducting style, energy, and compelling musical integrity, the immediacy of Milton’s rapport with musicians continues to captivate orchestras and audiences alike.
Appointed as the youngest ever concertmaster of a major Australian orchestra, Milton enjoyed an international career as a violinist and chamber musician before dedicating himself exclusively to conducting. Now based in Europe, he has appeared for six consecutive seasons as a guest conductor at the Volksoper in Vienna (La Traviata, Carmen, Hänsel und Gretel, Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute). Other recent productions include The Flying Dutchman in Dortmund, La Fanciulla del West in Innsbruck, Don Pasquale in Linz, Don Giovanni in Leipzig, The Magic Flute in Munich, Carmen, Die Fledermaus and The Tales of Hoffmann at the Komische Oper in Berlin and Tosca for Opera Australia in Sydney. Forthcoming opera highlights include productions in Vienna, Berlin, Stuttgart and Sydney.
Recent concert engagements include appearances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, SWR Radio Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Dortmund Philharmonic, Staatsorchester Wiesbaden, Staatsorchester Darmstadt, Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim, Staatskapelle Halle, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Tonkünstler-Orchester, Brabants Orkest, MAV Orchestra Budapest, Odense Symphony, China National Symphony Orchestra and the Taiwan Philharmonic. In 2013 he served as Assistant Conductor to Mariss Jansons on an extensive European and United States tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Since 2001, Nicholas Milton has been Chief Conductor of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in Sydney and, since 2007, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. In 2001, he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and the advancement of music.