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Rumon Gamba

General Management

British conductor Rumon Gamba held the positions of Principal Conductor and Music Director of NorrlandsOperan between 2008 and 2015 and Chief Conductor of the Aalborg Symfoniorkester between 2011 and 2015. He was also Chief Conductor and Music Director of Iceland Symphony Orchestra between 2002 and 2010. He regularly leads the BBC orchestras and has appeared at the BBC Proms on a number of occasions.

A champion of new music, Gamba has conducted several high profile premieres including the world premieres of Nico Muhly’s Two Boys at English National Opera, Brett Dean’s Viola Concerto with the composer and BBC Symphony Orchestra; national premieres of Poul Ruders’ Dancer in the Dark and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor and Scherzoid with Norrdlands Operan and the Australian premiere of the original version of Sibelius’ Symphony No.5 with Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he conducted Larsson Gothe’s The African Prophetess with the orchestra of Norrdlands Operan and Cape Town Opera Chorus as part of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestras’ composer week. In 2019, Gamba debuted with Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct a programme dedicated to the film composer, Frédéric Devreese.

Highlights of Gamba’s 2019/20 season include conducting Francesco Tristano’s Island Nation project with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and conducting the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Gamba also returns to Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Oulu Symphony, Romanian Radio Symphony, Macedonian Philharmonic, and RTE National Symphony orchestras.

Rumon Gamba has conducted a number of operatic titles including Carmen, La bohème, Otello, Candide and a new production of Rigoletto. In celebration of Umeå’s status as European Capital of Culture 2014, he conducted NorrlandsOperan in an epic outdoor production of Elektra with La Fura dels Baus, which was critically acclaimed. 

Gamba records exclusively for Chandos Records.

“The accounts of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales are wonderfully sensitive, the solo playing beautifully articulated, the structures perfectly brought out by Rumon Gamba.” 

 

Guy Rickards, Gramophone, reviewing Ruth Gipps recording

 

Photographs

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Discography

Recordings include: 

EDWARD GREGSON

Music of the Angels

London Brass

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, April 2020

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CHARLES HUBERT PARRY

Symphony No.4

Proserpine

Three movements from 'Suite moderne'

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Ladies of BBC National Chorus of Wales

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, October 2018

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BRITISH TONE POEMS, VOL.2

Music by Foulds, Fogg, Goossens, Vaughan Williams, Howell, Cowen, Hadley and Bliss

BBC Philharmonic

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, September 2019

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RUTH GIPPS

Symphonies 2 & 4

Knight in Armour

Song for Orchestra

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, September 2018

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GERARD SCHURMANN

Film Music

BBC Philharmonic

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, July 2019

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DAG WIREN

Symphony No.3

Serenade for Strings

Divertimento

Sinfonietta

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, February 2018

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ITTAI SHAPIRA

Midnight Journeys

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Salman Rushdie

Ittai Shapira

Hagai Shaham

Robert Plane

Thomas Carroll

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, July 2019

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MALCOLM ARNOLD

Symphonies 7-9

Oboe Concerto

BBC Philharmonic

Jennifer Galloway

Rumon Gamba

Chandos, August 2001

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Selected video recordings

 

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