Jonathan Bloxham as Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie from 2024/25

Following numerous successful performances with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie in previous seasons, British conductor Jonathan Bloxham will assume the role of orchestra’s Chief Conductor starting in 2024/25. Bloxham is presently on a local tour with the orchestra  – performing works by Sibelius, Rachmaninoff and Nielsen in Gütersloh, Minden, Herford, Bad Salzuflen, and Mülheim.

Bloxham states: “I am thrilled to accept the position of Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, an orchestra I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the past few seasons. I find their long-standing commitment to serving the communities of North Rhine-Westphalia very inspiring , and I am honoured to be given the opportunity to build upon the legacy of former Chief Conductors such as Andris Nelsons and Jonathon Heyward. I can’t wait to share all the exciting plans we have together over the coming years!” 

Along with his new position in Herford, Bloxham will continue as Music Director at the Lucerne Theatre, as well as Conductor in Residence and Artistic Advisor for the London Mozart Players. End of the 2023/24 season sees Bloxham returning to the Philharmonic Brass (members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras) for a tour with a televised finale from Salzburg’s Festspielhaus. He will also make debuts with the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck and Tonkünstler-Orchester at the Grafenegg Festival, as well as return to the Mozarteumorchester for concerts in Salzburg and Augsburg with cellist Julia Hagen.

(c) Kaupo Kikkas