Chief Conductor & Artistic Director, Göttingen Symphony Orchestra (Germany)
Chief Conductor (Interim), Klagenfurt State Opera House and Kärntner Sinfonieorchester (Austria)
Chief Conductor & Artistic Director, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra (Sydney, Australia)
Nicholas Milton is renowned for his charismatic stage presence, compelling musical integrity and powerful interpretations of the symphonic and opera repertoire. The GRAMMY® nominated Australian conductor's guest engagements include appearances with leading orchestras in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Hungary, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Asia.
As General Music Director and Chief Conductor of the State Opera House in Saarbrücken, Germany (2014 – 2018) and as a guest conductor during the last seasons at the Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper (Berlin), Volksoper (Vienna), and in Dortmund, Leipzig, Linz, Innsbruck and Sydney, Nicholas Milton’s repertoire has included Tannhäuser, Der Fliegende Holländer, Salome, Peter Grimes, Kátja Kabanová, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, La Fanciulla del West, Falstaff, Un Ballo in maschera, La Traviata, Hänsel und Gretel, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Die Zauberflöte. Future engagements for Opera Australia include La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Die Zauberflöte at the Sydney Opera House. In the current season, he returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin to conduct Tosca and Don Giovanni.
Appointed as the youngest-ever concertmaster of a major Australian orchestra, Nicholas Milton enjoyed a distinguished career as a violinist and chamber musician before dedicating himself exclusively to conducting. He was Concertmaster and Associate Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Violinist of Australia’s Macquarie Trio. He also served as General Music Director of the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra (2004 – 2010) and Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (2007 – 2020).