Kazuki Yamada
(c) Marco Borggreve

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has announced that Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada, 42, will be its new Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor from 1 April 2023.  Yamada, who has been the CBSO’s principal guest conductor since October 2018, will succeed to Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla who has led the orchestra since 2016 and will step down as Music Director at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Yamada is also Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. He first achieved international attention upon receiving first prize in the 51st Besançon International Competition for young conductors in 2009.

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