Martyn BRABBINS, Conductor
Annelien Van WAUWE, Clarinet
Martyn BRABBINS (Conductor)
He was Associate Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1994-2005, Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic 2009-2015, Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic 2012-2016, and Artistic Director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music 2005-2007. He is Prince Consort Professor of Conducting at the Royal College of Music, Visiting Professor at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Artistic Advisor to the Huddersfield Choral Society alongside his duties at ENO, and has for many years supported professional, student and amateur music-making at the highest level in the UK.
Annelien Van WAUWE (Clarinet)
A former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Annelien has won numerous international competitions. Her joint Second Prize award at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 2012 was a decisive step towards international recognition. She won a Borletti Buitoni Trust Award in 2018 and an Opus Klassik Award in 2020 with her debut album 'Belle époque' (Pentatone).
Annelien’s concerto engagements for the 2023/24 season include performances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms and with the Dresdner Philharmonie conducted by Andrew Manze, she will perform the German premiere of Wim Henderickx's basset clarinet concerto ‘Sutra'.
She has performed with many leading orchestras, including Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Orchestra of Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mozarteum Orchester, with conductors such as Andrew Manze, Martyn Brabbins, Jun Märkl and Edo de Waart.
photo©Joëlle Van Autreve