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Music Director

Ono Kazushi

Ono Kazushi

Kazushi Ono is currently Music Director of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Opéra National de Lyon, and Music Director of Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. He was formerly General Music Director of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Music Director of La Monnaie in Brussels, and Principal Guest Conductor of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. In January 2016, Ono was awarded the prestigious Asahi Prize.


Principal Guest Conductor

Alan Gilbert


Alan Gilbert is Principal Guest Conductor of TMSO, Conductor Laureate of Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at Juilliard School. He will be inaugurated as Principal Conductor of NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in September 2019. Gilbert was Music Director of New York Philharmonic between 2009 and 2017. He makes regular guest appearances with orchestras including Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestre de Paris, Cleveland Orchestra, and Boston Symphony. He has appeared at Metropolitan Opera, Oper Zürich, and Royal Swedish Opera, among others.


Honorary Conductor for Life

Koizumi Kazuhiro

Koizumi Kazuhiro

Kazuhiro Koizumi studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and at Universität der Künste Berlin. After winning the 1st prize at Karajan International Conducting Competition in 1973, he has appeared with Berliner Philharmoniker and Wiener Philharmoniker, among others. Currently, he serves as Honorary Conductor for Life of TMSO, Music Director of Kyushu Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of Sendai Philharmonic, and Special Guest Conductor of Kanagawa Philharmonic. He will be inaugurated as Music Director of Nagoya Philharmonic in April 2016.

Conductor Laureate

Eliahu Inbal

Eliahu Inbal

Eliahu Inbal was born in Israel in 1936. He held numerous chief posts with orchestras such as Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester), Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (Torino), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, and Czech Philharmonic. Inbal was appointed Conductor Laureate of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in 2014. Many CDs of live performances by Inbal and TMSO are winning great acclaim. He was decorated by French and German Government, and by the cities of Frankfurt and Wien.

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Business Information

Business Hours:

10∼18 MON-FRI


This number cannot be reached by international calls, some IP phones and prepaid mobile phones.

10, 11, 19, 25 & 26 December TMSO Guide will close early due to concert.

7, 14 & 17 December TMSO Guide service by telephone only.

18 December TMSO Guide is closed due to concert.




Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, 1st floor,
5-45 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo