Jan Latham-Koenig


Jan Latham-Koenig is music director of the Novaya Opera in Moscow and chief conductor of the Flanders Symphony Orchestra in Bruges, Belgium. At Novaya Opera, he has most recently conducted the Moscow premiere of Weinberg’s The Passenger on Holocaust Remembrance Day in January 2017, as well as the world premiere of Konstantin Boyarsky’s opera Pushkin last February. This season with Novaya Opera includes a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Gounod’s Faust, and Strauss’ Salome. Recent opera engagements include the Royal Opera House, the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Gothenburg Opera, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Finnish and Polish National Operas, and the Municipal Theatre of Santiago.

Mr. Latham-Koenig has held music directorships with the Orchestra of Porto, the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, and Teatro Massimo di Palermo. He was also founder and artistic director of the Young Janacek Philharmonic. A close collaborator of Hans Werner Henze, he premiered many of the composer’s works and was artistic director of the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano from 2004 to 2007.

As a guest conductor, he has appeared with the New Japan Philharmonic; Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Dresden Philharmonic; the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; and in China the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Hangzhou, and Qingdao Philharmonics. This season sees him debut with the Royal Orchestra of Seville and the Tchaikovksy Symphony Orchestra. Further engagements will lead him to the National Philharmonic of Russia and the Orchestra Novaya Rossiya.

Jan Latham-Koenig conducted The Orchestra Now on April 20, 2018.