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Jonathan Nott

Born in 1962 in Solihull in Great Britain, Jonathan Nott studied at
Saint John's College, Cambridge. From 1984 to 1986, he studied singing
at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He then became
assistant conductor at the National Opera Studio in London. In 1988, he
was first assistant, then the following year, became Kapellmeister at
the Frankfurt Opera. From 1992-1993, he was Kapellmeister at the State
Opera of Wiesbaden and, from 1995-1996, general director of music for
the city. At the Wiesbaden Festival, he conducted Wagner's Ring Cycle
with Siegfried Jerusalem, Janis Martin, Robert Hale and Ekkehard
Wlaschiha. He has conducted a number of German symphony orchestras with
soloists such as Gidon Kremer, Aldo Ciccolini, Boris Pergamenschikow and
Sabine Meyer. He is regularly invited as a guest conductor by European
ensembles such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, or Ensemble
Modern in Frankfurt and has participated in premières for works by
composers that include Wolfgang Rihm, Emmanuel Nunes, Brian Ferneyhough
and Michael Jarrell. He has also been guest conductor for the Moscow
Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stockholm
Radio Orchestra and the WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne. He has been
musical director of the Opera and the Symphony Orchestra of Lucerne
since 1997, with whom he inaugurated their new place of residence, the
Centre de Culture et de Congrès, built by Jean Nouvel. He has just been
named musical director of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.