Adrian Prabava


"Adrian Prabava is a creative conductor, whose approach to the composer's score enables every instrument to be heard and every musician to be given their proper value." (GB Opera)
Highlights of the season 2015-16 include his debuts with the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, Yaroslavl State Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and Philharmonic Orchestra Erfurt. Return engagements include Antalya Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille and Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto Casa da Musica.
Furthermore Adrian Prabava will be involved in two major opera productions: Antonin Dvorak's Rusalka at the Konzert Theater Bern and the revival of Richard Wagner's Lohengrin at Slovak National Theatre Bratislava.
Adrian Prabava gave his conducting debuts in the recent seasons with the Athens State Orchestra, Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken Kaiserslautern, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Festival Strings Lucerne, Het Gelders Orkest, Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orquesta Sinfonica Principado de Asturias, Oslo Philharmonic, Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen.
Born in Indonesia, Adrian Prabava studied violin at the Hochschule fur Musik Detmold and conducting with Eiji Oue at the Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. In addition, he also attended master classes with Jorma Panula, who became his mentor besides Kurt Masur and Bernard Haitink. Between 2006 and 2008 Adrian Prabava was also Resident Conductor and Associate Music Director at the Theater & Philharmonie Thuringen in Germany, where he received critical acclaim for the production of Shostakovich's operetta Moskva Cheremushki. He also appeared at Komische Oper Berlin (Die Fledermaus; Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny), Theater Bonn (Hansel und Gretel) and Theater Magdeburg (The Turn of the Screw).
Adrian Prabava made his international breakthrough in 2005, after his great success at the 49th International Competition for Young Conductors in Besancon. He then became the assistant conductor of Kurt Masur at the Orchestre National de France in Paris from 2006 to 2008 and subsequently became the first beneficiary of the Bernard Haitink Fund for Young Talent in 2007. In this position he worked closely with Bernard Haitink as assistant conductor at the Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam until 2010.


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