Brad Lubman

Associate Professor of Conducting & Ensembles

Director, Eastman Musica Nova
Affiliate Faculty, Composition
Spring Semester 2019 Academic Leave




Brad Lubman, conductor/composer, is one of the foremost conductors of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two decades. A frequent guest conductor of the world’s most distinguished orchestras and new music ensembles, he has gained widespread recognition for his versatility, commanding technique, and insightful interpretations. His flexibility in a variety of settings has led him to conduct a broad range of repertoire from classical to contemporary works, and to direct projects including orchestra, opera, multimedia, and mixed ensemble.

Lubman has led major orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, WDR Symphony Cologne, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Residentie Orchestra Den Haag, amongst others. In addition, he has worked with some of the most important European and American ensembles for contemporary music, including Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Klangforum Wien,  and Steve Reich and Musicians. Lubman is founding Co-Artistic and Music Director of the NY-based Ensemble Signal whose recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians on harmonia mundi was awarded a Diapason d’or and appeared on the Billboard Classical crossover charts.

In August 2017, Lubman was the Composer In Residence at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria where he lead the Ink Still Wet Workshop and conducted the Tonkünstler Orchestra in the premiere of his new orchestra work, “Reflections” on a program with works by Mahler and Brahms.

He has recorded for harmonia mundi, Nonesuch, AEON, BMG/RCA, Kairos, Mode, NEOS, and Cantaloupe,  among other labels. His own music has been performed in the USA and Europe, and can be heard on his CD, Insomniac, on Tzadik. Lubman has conducted numerous world premieres. Among these are Steve Reich’s Three Tales, Daniel Variations, Radio Rewrite, and Variations for Vibes, Pianos and Strings. Additional world premieres given by Lubman include Helmut Lachenmann’s Concertini and Michael Gordon/David Lang/Julia Wolfe’s Shelter, as well as works by Philip Glass, Charles Wuorinen, John Zorn, and Hilda Paredes.

Lubman is on faculty at the Eastman School of Music and Bang on a Can Summer Festival. He is represented by Karsten Witt Musik Management.