Sylvain Cambreling

A thought-provoking, colourful and dramatic artist, French-born Sylvain Cambreling has a flair for grabbing the attention of audiences, yet his originality is rooted in thorough knowledge of musicology. As the Chief Conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, and Principal Guest Conductor of Klangforum Wien, he has offered ample proof of his gifts for imaginative programme-planning and persuasive championship of contemporary music.

At the start of the 2018/2019 season he became the new Chief Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. From 2010 until 2019 he was Principal Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Furthermore Sylvain Cambreling held the position of General Music Director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart from 2012 to 2018. He was Music Director at ‘La Monnaie‘ in Brussels for ten years before becoming Music Director at Frankfurt Opera in 1993.

He has performed with renowned orchestras including the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Tonhalle Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Copenhagen or Stockholm, as well as the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal among others.

In 2009 Sylvain Cambreling received the Echo Klassik »Conductor of the Year Award« and the Deutsche Schallplatten Jahrespreis 2009 for best orchestral CD, and in 2010 the MIDEM Contemporary Music Award for his recording of Messiaen with the SWR Freiburg and Baden-Baden Symphony Orchestra. In 2007 he was awarded Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur and the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012.

Sylvain Cambreling beim Beethovenfest






8:00 pm

‘…expression of feeling…’

  • Carolin Widmann violin
  • Lorelei Dowling contraforte
  • Kammerorchester Basel
  • Sylvain Cambreling conductor
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Georg Friedrich Haas
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«