Kazushi Ono was appointed Principal Conductor of Opéra National de Lyon in 2008 and Music Director of TMSO in 2015. Opera appearances at Teatro alla Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Opera de Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence among others. He has guest conducted London Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and L'Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. He is currently Principal Guest Conductor of Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and was formerly Music Director of La Monnaie in Brussels and General Music Director of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Ono will be inaugurated as Music Director of Barcelona Symphony in September 2015.
Honorary Conductor for Life
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, Wiener Philharmoniker and Chicago Symphony among others. Served as Music Director of New Japan Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony. Also held numerous other positions of Japanese orchestras. Currently, he served as Music Director of Kyushu Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of Sendai Philharmonic and Special Guest Conductor of Kanagawa Philharmonic. Koizumi assumed the position of Honorary Conductor for Life of TMSO in April 2014. He will be inaugurated as Music Director of Nagoya Philharmonic in April 2016.
Eliahu Inbal was born in Israel in 1936. He studied under Messiaen, Ferrara and Celibidache. He won the 1st prize at International Guido Cantelli Conducting Competition. Inbal 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. Recipient of numerous honors including Officier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and Goldenes Ehrenzeichen of the city of Vienna. He was appointed Conductor Laureate of TMSO in April 2014. Many CDs of live performances by Inbal and TMSO are winning great acclaim.
Principal Guest Conductor
Jakub Hrůša was born in the Czech Republic in 1981. He studied conducting at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under Bělohlávek. After graduation, he has conducted major Czech orchestras and Prague National Theatre. He has made debuts with many of the leading orchestras including Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is Music Director and Chief Conductor of Prague Philharmonia. In 2010, he became Principal Guest Conductor of TMSO.