Toshiyuki Kamioka is appointed Copenhagen Phil’s chief conductor from the season 2016/2017 for a four year period.
Toshiyuki Kamioka was born in 1960 in Tokyo, where he studied conducting, composition and piano and violin at the National University of Fine Arts & Music. In 1982 he was awarded the coveted ‘Ataka Prize’ and two years later he received a Rotary scholarship to study conducting with Klaus Peter Seibel at the conservatory in Hamburg.
In 1987 he became associate professor of chamber music and accompaniment at the Hamburg Conservatory, and in season 2000/2001 he became professor of opera classes at Frankfurt-am-Main Conservatory. Since autumn 2004, he worked as a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken, where he has been dealing with the development of the next generation conductor – a profession that keeps him sharp and professional completely out of her fingers.
Toshiyuki Kamioka got his first theater experience as chorus master for soloists and conductor at Städtische Bühnen in Kiel. From 1992 to 1996 he was first Kapellmeister at the Aalto Theater in Essen. Between 1996 and 2004 he was General Music Director of the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden. During the eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 was Kamioka Chief Conductor of the Nordwest-Deutsche Philharmonie in Herford and was also regularly invited to tour in Germany and abroad. Concerts with ensembles such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has given Kamioka an international reputation, where both the press and the public have praised him for his sophisticated musical interpretations. Besides his conductor exposures occur Toshiyuki Kamioka regularly as a subtle and virtuoso piano soloist.
Toshiyuki Kamioka was General Music Director of the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra in the season 2004/2005, where he 2009/2010 season was the chief conductor and artistic director. Under his baton the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra evolved significantly both musically and technically in an orchestra class.
Kamioka has also served as General Music Director of Saarländisches State Theatre in Saarbrücken since the 2009/2010 season until the summer of 2014. Since 2014/2015 he has been General Music Director and Artistic Director of Wuppertaler Bühnen und Sinfonieorchester GmbH.
In 2010, Toshiyuki Kamioka ‘Von der Heydt-Kulturpreis’ in Wuppertal. In early 2011 allocated Music Pen Club Japan him a ‘concert Prize’ for his work as a conductor for Japanese orchestras and to have toured in Japan with the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra.