Christopher Seaman   

CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN, conductor

AYO National Music Camp 2018 Conductor

British conductor Christopher Seaman has an international reputation for inspirational music making. With a long and distinguished career in the US, Christopher was Music Director of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra until 2011 and was subsequently named Conductor Laureate.

Other key positions have included Music Director of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor-in-Residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor of the San Antonio Symphony, and Principal Conductor of both the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia.

As a guest conductor, Christopher has recently performed with the Aspen Music Festival, Detroit, Houston, St Louis, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Seattle symphony orchestras, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Brazil. The 2017/18 season includes engagements with Rochester Philharmonic, Des Moines Symphony, Nashville Symphony orchestras, as well as with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a recording artist Christopher has worked with the Royal Philharmonic and the Philharmonia orchestras amongst others, and his recordings with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra have received great critical acclaim.

Christopher makes a point of encouraging young talent and was the Course Director of the Symphony Services International Conductor Development Programme in Australia for many years.