Edo de Waart
Conductor

Guesting at the highest level, Edo is also renowned as an ‘orchestral builder’ with the enviable ability to transform orchestras into world-class ensembles.

Contacts

Linda Marks +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Ed Milner +44 (0)20 3725 9178
Barnaby Beer +44 (0)20 3725 9135

Biography

Chief Conductor: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Music Director: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Laureate: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra 

 

In addition to his current positions, Edo de Waart has held posts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally he has regular relationships with the Chicago, NHK and New Zealand Symphony orchestras and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chief Conductor of De Nederlandse Opera from 1999 to 2004, de Waart has enjoyed success in a large and varied operatic repertoire in many of the

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Chief Conductor: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Music Director: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Laureate: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra 

 

In addition to his current positions, Edo de Waart has held posts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally he has regular relationships with the Chicago, NHK and New Zealand Symphony orchestras and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chief Conductor of De Nederlandse Opera from 1999 to 2004, de Waart has enjoyed success in a large and varied operatic repertoire in many of the world’s greatest opera houses. Most recently he conducted Der Rosenkavalier at The Metropolitan Opera to critical acclaim, and he returns there this season for Le nozze di Figaro.           

Edo de Waart continues to build his extensive recording catalogue, with discs of Mahler’s Symphony No.1 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde: Nachtgesang und Isoldes Liebestod with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic.

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Contacts

Linda Marks +44 (0)20 7229 9166
Ed Milner +44 (0)20 3725 9178
Barnaby Beer +44 (0)20 3725 9135

Reviews

"For his part, De Waart coaxed a markedly different sonority from the Philharmonic — one of almost chamber-like clarity with sharp releases, unusual prominence of winds and plenty of breadth — right from the start of “Egmont” and all the way through the “New World” Symphony." (Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times, January 2014)

"De Waart led a ravishing performance, graced by sumptuous orchestral color and sure-handed pacing. If ever an operatic overture left the listener thirsting to hear the entire opera, this was it." (San Francisco Chronicle, February 2012)

"Mr. de Waart aptly illustrated the intricacies of the alluring score... he conducted a glowing rendition, highlighting the colorful score's

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"For his part, De Waart coaxed a markedly different sonority from the Philharmonic — one of almost chamber-like clarity with sharp releases, unusual prominence of winds and plenty of breadth — right from the start of “Egmont” and all the way through the “New World” Symphony." (Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times, January 2014)

"De Waart led a ravishing performance, graced by sumptuous orchestral color and sure-handed pacing. If ever an operatic overture left the listener thirsting to hear the entire opera, this was it." (San Francisco Chronicle, February 2012)

"Mr. de Waart aptly illustrated the intricacies of the alluring score... he conducted a glowing rendition, highlighting the colorful score's dramatic cadences and painterly vistas" (The New York Times, December 2010)

“At the start, de Waart carved and caresses the air expressively, drawing insistent bursts of horns, rising sweeps of strings and bright twinges of trilling woodwinds from the orchestra in quick succession, musical phrases that seemed to chase each other around like young lovers... when it was done the audience was almost uniformly on their feet hollering.” (Journal Sentinel) 

“Under de Waart's clear, confident direction, the orchestra's strings shone brightly.” (Pioneer Press) 

“Much of the credit for that success goes to conductor Edo de Waart, who emphasized the intricate textures of Strauss' orchestration... his approach paid off at moments such as the trio, when time seemed to stop - and rapt listeners wished it would.” (Associated Press, October 2009).

“…he drew a flowing, lucid and refreshingly unsentimental performance from the orchestra.” (The New York Times, October 2009)

Discography

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