With a long and distinguished career in the US, Christopher Seaman was Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York until 2011 and was subsequently named Conductor Laureate. During his 13-year tenure - the longest in the orchestra’s history - he raised the orchestra’s artistic level, broadened its audience base and created a new concert series. This contribution was recognised with an award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
In the UK he was Principal Conductor with both the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia. Other key positions include Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor-in-Residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Advisor of the San Antonio Symphony.
The 2015/16 season includes engagements with the Cinncinati, Baltimore, Vancouver, Milwaukee, and Hawaii Symphony Orchestras. He also opens the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s season and makes debuts with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, and the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Brazil.
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