Martyn Brabbins is Music Director of the English National Opera, and has conducted at La Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper and in Lyon, Frankfurt and Antwerp. He is a regular guest of top international orchestras such as the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Tokyo Metropolitan and Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin. He studied with Ilya Musin in St Petersburg, won the Leeds Conducting Competition in 1988, and became Associate Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1994-2005. He was Principal Guest of Antwerp Symphony 2009-2015 and Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic 2012-2016. He has conducted hundreds of world premieres and has recorded over 120 CDs.