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.
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 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.
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.
Principal Guest Conductor
Jakub Hrůša was born in the Czech Republic in 1981. He is Principal Guest Conductor of TMSO and Permanent Guest Conductor of Czech Philharmonic. He will be inaugurated as Chief Conductor of Bamberger Symphoniker in September 2016. Hrůša was former ly Music Director and Chief Conductor of Prague Philharmonia, Music Director of Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, and of Glyndebourne on Tour. He has made debuts with many of orchestras and opera houses including Philharmonia Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Royal oncertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, and Wiener Staatsoper, among others.