foto: Ada Nieuwendijk

Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)

Since its foundation in 1974 Reinbert de Leeuw has been conductor and music director of the Schoenberg Ensemble (since 2009 Asko|Schönberg).

He also regularly conducts The Netherland’s foremost orchestras and ensembles. He has toured and performed in festivals world wide. He was guest artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival (1992) and artistic director of the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music (1994-1998). He was offered a ‘Carte Blanche- series’ by the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 1995-1996 and since 1997-1998  he is involved in the organization of the Tijdgenoten-series, a contemporary music series of Asko|Schönberg in cooperation with the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Next to his concert-activities, Reinbert de Leeuw has conducted numerous opera productions with a.o. Dutch National Opera. Reinbert de Leeuw is affiliated to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia as artistic adviser for their contemporary music series. He is a regular guest in most European countries, the United States and Japan. Reinbert de Leeuw has won many rewards and was appointed Honorary Doctor at the University of Utrecht in 1994. In 2002, Reinbert de Leeuw received an Edison Award for the first CD of Teldecs ‘Ligeti Project’. In 2003 he wrote Im wunderschönen Monat Mai - ‘dreimal sieben Lieder nach Schumann und Schubert’ for the German actress Barbara Sukowa. It was received with much acclaim by the press and public. In 2008 the CD Im wunderschönen Monat Mai is awarded with the Edison, a prestigious Dutch music prize and the Echo Klassik, a German music award. Until 2010, he conducted the Dutch National Youth Orchestra (NJO), of which he was also the music director, at their ‘NJO Summer Academy’.