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Matthew Rowe

music director Dutch National Ballet, principal conductor of Dutch Ballet Orchestra

Londoner Matthew Rowe was appointed music director of Dutch National Ballet and chief conductor of Dutch Ballet Orchestra in 2013. From this dual position he plays an important role in the musical and artistic collaboration between ballet company and orchestra.

Matthew Rowe distinguishes himself as a conductor with considerable skill and experience in complex productions. He is exceptionally versatile, has a wide repertoire and is respected and acknowledged for his passion, commitment and energy. With a dynamic and lively conducting style, he instinctively articulates what dancers, singers and musicians need, draws expressive and colourful performances from the orchestra and flexibly adapts to the music choices of contemporary choreographers.

Matthew Rowe is internationally acclaimed for his work. Remarkable productions have included: Wheeldons Cinderella, Ratmansky’s Firebird, Shen Wei’s Sacre du Printemps, Ted Brandsen’s Mata Hari, and recently, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Frida. His repertoire also includes numerous works by Hans van Manen, George Balanchine, David Dawson and Krzysztof Pastor. Furthermore, Matthew Rowe conducts the great classics such as Swan Lake, Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Romeo and Julia and Don Quichot.