The Conservatorium van Amsterdam proudly announces that Antony Hermus will be appointed regular guest teacher of orchestral conducting. As of September 2018, he will join forces with the other teachers of the Orchestral Conducting Department. The conservatory is very pleased to have Antony Hermus join the CvA teaching staff. Okke Westdorp, Associate Director and Head of Classical Music: ‘Antony is a renowned conductor, an enthusiastic and versatile artist, and a very inspiring educator as well. His experience and insights will be of great value to the next generation of orchestral conductors. We look forward to working with him.’
Antony Hermus is also pleased with the appointment: The Conservatorium van Amsterdam is one of the best professional music education institutions in Europe, and I look forward to coaching the next generation of orchestra conductors in the shaping of their musical future.
Antony Hermus is Principal Guest Conductor of the North Netherlands Orchestra and Artistic Advisor of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands. Recently he made successful debuts with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Danish National Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He regularly conducts Philharmonia Orchestra London, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Residentie-orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic. In the opera he conducts regularly at Opera National du Rhin (Straßburg), Opera National de Paris, Gothenburg Opera, Komische Oper Berlin and Dutch Reisopera.
Antony was Music Director in Dessau from 2009, where he was nominated ‘Conductor of the Year’ by Opernwelt and die Welt for three years in succession, ending his tenure in summer 2015 with his first Ring cycle and promotion to Honorary Conductor. Before Dessau he had progressed from Repetiteur to Music Director (aged 29) in Hagen, winning many awards for his work there. His large and versatile repertoire contains many operas and symphonic works, from early-classic to contemporary.