Antony Hermus

Antony Hermus is permanent guest conductor of the North Netherlands Orchestra, artistic adviser to the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands and has recently been appointed permanent guest conductor of Opera North.

After building a flourishing symphonic career in the Netherlands - where he regularly conducts all major orchestras - Hermus has been increasingly asked elsewhere in recent seasons, by orchestras such as the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National Belgique, Suisse Romande, Melbourne Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic. He has a wide repertoire that includes many living composers and a particularly close relationship with Unsuk Chin, whose Piano Concerto he conducted last season with the Helsingfors City Orchestra (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra) and the Sveriges Radios Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Orchestra of the Swedish Radio).

Hermus has conducted extensively and throughout his career in opera houses across Europe, including Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Gothenburg, Komische Oper Berlin, Opéra de Paris, Essen and Nederlandse Reisopera. At the age of 29, he became Generalmusikdirektor of the German city of Hagen, where he won many prizes for his work. He was Music Director in Dessau since 2009, where he was nominated "Conductor of the Year" by Opernwelt magazine three years in a row. He ended his appointment in the summer of 2015 with his first Ring cycle and promotion to honorary conductor.

Antony Hermus studied piano with Jacques de Tiège at the Tilburg conservatoire and orchestral conducting with Jac van Steen and Georg Fritzsch. He is a regular guest teacher of orchestral conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

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