Nicholas Kraemer

Equally at home in front of modern and period orchestras, Nicholas Kraemer enjoys a busy schedule of international engagements. He currently holds the positions of Permanent Guest Conductor of the Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of Music of the Baroque, Chicago and Principal Guest Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

Appearing worldwide with many prestigious ensembles Nicholas Kraemer has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Halle and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. In addition, he has long-established relationships with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Musikkollegium Winterthur. Recent seasons have included his débuts with the Detroit, Colorado and West Australia Symphony Orchestras. He maintains links with the younger generation of musicians through collaborations with the El Sistema orchestras in Venezuela, Young Sinfonia, Aspen Summer School and joint endeavours with the Manchester Camerata and Royal Northern College of Music.

Opera projects have taken him to Paris, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Geneva and Marseilles. He has conducted The Magic Flute and Handel’s Jephtha for English National Opera, Agrippina for Theater Aachen and L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Central City Opera, Colorado and Le Nozze di Figaro for Den Nye Opera, Bergen. Opera plans included Idomeneo for Grange Park Opera.
Amongst Nicholas Kraemer’s recordings are several discs of Vivaldi for Naxos; Locatelli, Tartini Durante, Pergolesi and Leo for Hyperion; Handel’s Rodelinda for Virgin Classics, Handel Oratorio Duets on BIS and works by Thea Musgrave for Collins Classics. He has contributed to several feature films, most notably as Baroque Music Director for The Madness of King George.


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