Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has appointed Nicholas Braithwaite as Conductor Laureate in recognition of his long, distinguished association with the orchestra. Braithwaite began his more than 30-year relationship with the ASO in the early 1980s, and was Principal Conductor between 1987 and 1991.

Nicholas Braithwaite

Not only has he conducted hundreds of concerts, but he has led the ASO in recordings of Shostakovich’s Symphonies 6, 7, 8, and 9, Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Li Wei Qin, Sea Songswith Elizabeth Campbell and French organ concertos with Simon Preston.

Born in London, Braithwaite has held numerous positions over the years, including Chief Conductor of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Permanent Guest Conductor of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Chief Conductor and Musical Director of the Stora Teater in Gothenburg, and Music Director of Glyndebourne Touring Opera.

His repertoire has centred around German and Russian music and he is regarded as an outstanding Wagner conductor, having conducted all of his works from Rienzionwards, including seven...