British conductor Martyn Brabbins is Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. He was previously Artistic Director of the Cheltenham International Festival of Music 2005-2007 and Associate Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1994-2005. Brabbins is known for his affinity with music of the late 19th/early 20th centuries. He has also conducted hundreds of world premieres and has close links with many of today’s foremost composers. He has an extensive discography of works ranging from Romantic to contemporary repertoire, winning the Gramophone Award for Birtwistle’s Mask of Orpheus with the BBC Symphony.