Baldur Brönnimann is a conductor of great flexibility with a broad-minded approach to music-making and a particular affinity for the most complex contemporary scores. He shares his time between the concert hall and the opera house, and whenever possible seeks out opportunities for educational and outreach work. In January 2015 he becomes principal conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, an orchestra with which he has enjoyed a long-standing relationship in a wide variety of standard and contemporary repertoire, collaborating with artists and composers such as Luca Francesconi, Jonathan Harvey and Håkan Hardenberger.
For many years Brönnimann has been the conductor of choice for high-profile composer projects at the highest level, working closely with composers such as John Adams, Kalevi Saariaho, Harrison Birtwistle, Gordon Chin, Thomas Adès and orchestras such as the Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Britten Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta and the Seoul Philharmonic. Whilst contemporary music continues to play a major part in Brönnimann’s work, he is now equally sought after in mainstream repertoire and as such is conducting a wide and eclectic range of repertoire across the globe.
Born in Switzerland, Brönnimann trained at the City of Basel Music Academy and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was subsequently appointed Visiting Tutor in Conducting.
Baldur Brönnimann is represented by Intermusica.