“Whether it’s an old piece or a brand new piece, the composer has put information down in the score and it’s our job to figure out what the composer wants and to bring those ideas into the world, to realize to our best ability (in whatever the performing ensemble is) the ideas and wishes of the composer.”

“Each of his appearances proves that he is one of the best conductors, with a particular passion for spreading contemporary music.”
- resmusica

Brad Lubman, American conductor and composer, is much in demand with major orchestras in Europe and the USA and has been successful in building regular partnerships with several well-known orchestras and ensembles such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto. Alongside his busy schedule in Germany, he is also frequently asked to conduct some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

In addition, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including the Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble MusikFabrik, Ensemble Resonanz, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and Steve Reich and Musicians.

Last season, Lubman was Composer in Residence at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria in a dual role as conductor and composer as well as leading the Composer Conductor Workshop “Ink Still Wet”. The highlight of his residency was a performance with the Tonkünstler Orchester Austria, where he led works by Brahms and Mahler as well as the world premiere of his Reflections for orchestra.

Brad Lubman is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of the NY-based Ensemble Signal. Their recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on harmonia mundi was awarded a Diapason d’or and appeared on the Billboard Classical Crossover charts. He is also Associate Professor of Conducting and Ensembles at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, as well as on the faculty at the Bang-on-a-Can Summer Institute.

Brad Lubman has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, AEON, BMG/RCA, Kairos, Mode, NEOS, and Cantaloupe.