Australian conductor Nicholas Milton is chief conductor and artistic director of the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the North German Philharmonic Orchestra and artistic director of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in Sydney.
Milton’s concert engagements include appearances with leading orchestras across Europe and Asia including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the China National Symphony Orchestra.
He served as general music director and chief conductor of the Saarländisches Staatstheater from 2014 to 2018, and recently appeared as guest conductor with the Komische Oper Berlin, Volksoper Wien, and in Dortmund, Leipzig, Linz, Innsbruck and Sydney. Future projects include engagements for Opera Australia as well as productions at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Appointed as the youngest-ever concertmaster of a major Australian orchestra, Milton enjoyed a distinguished career as a violinist and chamber musician before dedicating himself exclusively to conducting.
His discography includes about 50 albums, and he was nominated for a 2016 GRAMMY Award in the category Best Classical Instrumental Solo for his recording with Joseph Moog of Piano Concertos by Grieg and Moszkowski. Numerous forthcoming recordings with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern are scheduled for release on the Onyx and cpo labels.