ICA signs Swiss-French conductor Joseph Bastian for General Management
03 Apr 2017
ICA are delighted to welcome Swiss-French conductor Joseph Bastian to its roster for General Management. Joseph Bastian’s “sensational debut” with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks caused international excitement when, in February 2016, he took over a Brahms-Berg-Elgar programme in the middle of a concert week, after a conductor’s cancellation. A few months later, in August 2016, Joseph Bastian was awarded the Neeme Järvi Prize at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and Academy, leading to a German tour with the Gstaad Festival Orchestra in April 2017. Highly inspirational conductor, praised for his immaculate technique and inherent musicality, Bastian has been Chief Conductor of the Abaco-Orchestra of the Munich University since 2011. Having conducted a variety of orchestras in Germany, including the most recent debut with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Bastian’s career is rapidly developing. His forthcoming engagements include debuts with the Sinfonieorchester Basel, Kammerorchester Basel, Berner Symphonieorchester, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Münchener Kammerorchester, Nürnberger Symphonieorchester, Duisburger Philharmoniker and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.