Brad Lubman

Brad Lubman © Peter Serling

Brad Lubman, American conductor and composer, has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique and insightful interpretations over the course of more than two decades. He is much in demand with major orchestras in Europe and the US and has been successful in building regular partnerships with several well-known orchestras and ensembles, including the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

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.

After conducting major international orchestras such as the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Radio France Radio Orchestra last season, for the 2019/20 season Brad Lubman will be appearing at the Musikfest Berlin and the Enescu Festival. Further invitations include, among others, appearances with the BBC Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Filarmonia della Scala and the BR Symphony 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 in June 2015 and appeared on the Billboard Classical Crossover charts. In Spring 2019, he led the ensemble in the premiere of  Steve Reich’s Reich/Richter as part of the Reich Richter Pärt project at the opening of New York art space The Shed.

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. In 2017, he was Composer in Residence at the Grafenegg Festival; his compositions have been performed by acclaimed orchestras such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Tonkünstler Orchester Austria. This season features the premiere of a new piece written for Rudolf Buchbinder.