Ivor Bolton - Conductor

Ivor Bolton is Chief Conductor of the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, with whom he appears annually at the Salzburg Festival, and on tour (including the 2006 BBC Proms in London), and with whom he has already built up an extensive discography including a critically successful CD of Bruckner 5. In the UK he has been Music Director of English Touring Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, and Chief Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

He enjoys a close relationship with the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich where, since 1994, he has conducted a wide range of new productions, most notably of Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart. He has been awarded the prestigious Bayerische Theaterpreis for his outstanding work in Munich. He has been a regular guest at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Opéra National de Paris and other operatic engagements have included Covent Garden, ENO, Bologna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Sydney, Berlin, Hamburg and Geneva. Orchestral engagements have included the Proms, Lincoln Center New York, Zürich Tonhalle-Orchester, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchestra Köln, Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Kammerorchester, and the Freiburg Barockorchester.

His many recordings, apart from those with the Mozarteum Orchester, include Monteverdi’s Poppea and Handel’s Xerxes and Ariodante with the Bayerische Staatsoper.