Matthias Bamert’s reputation in the Classical to Romantic repertoires, his championship of contemporary music, and his innovative programming has received international praise. He has been described in the international press as elegant, stylish, dynamic, enthusiastic, and sensational. In 2016 he visited Japan 4 times, and conducted the Gunma Philharmonic Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Kanazawa, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra and Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017, he has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra, and he celebrates his 75th birthday conducting at the Lucerne Festival and the Brevard Music Festival. From April 2018 he will hold a position of Chief Conductor of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra (Japan).
Matthias Bamert’s distinguished career began in North America as an apprentice to George Szell, later as Assistant Conductor to Leopold Stokowski, and Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. Since then, Matthias Bamert has held Music Director positions with the Swiss Radio Orchestra, London Mozart Players, West Australian Symphony and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and as Associate Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
Music Director of the London Mozart Players for seven years, Matthias Bamert masterminded a hugely successful series of recordings of works by “Contemporaries of Mozart”, which has already exceeded 75 symphonies. As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1999, he conducted the LMP at the BBCProms, in Vienna and at the Lucerne Festival.