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Martin Nagashima Toft  


The Japanese-Danish conductor Martin Nagashima Toft made a successful debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin in the summer of 2014, conducting the world premiere of LoveAffairs. In the season 2013/14 he was engaged as Music Director on the Fledermaus production at the Royal Danish Opera and the Trovatore production at Opera Hedeland. This season takes him to a.o. Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Theater Baden-Baden. He studied with Prof. Giancarlo Andretta at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, receiving his advanced post-graduate diploma and giving a debut concert in 2010. In 2011-2013 he was invited as fellow at the Akademie Musiktheater heute/Deutsche Bank Stiftung. Since 2005 he has been working together with most of the Danish opera houses, regional orchestras, chamber orchestras, military bands, and professional choirs, giving several world premieres and first performances of works in Denmark. In 2007 he made his conducting debut in Italy, and in 2012 his opera debut followed at Nationale Reisopera in the Netherlands. He has received numerous scholarships to study further in e.g. Bologna, and Tokyo, with a.o. Claudio Abbado, Gert Albrecht, and Michael Schønwandt, and from 2006-2013 he held the position as chief conductor and artistic director of CAMERATA.

Live Dates

10/07/2016   Nordische Musik

5/6 Stars

Es ist schön zu sehen, wie er den direkten Zugang zum »einfachen« Publikum nicht verweigert und doch kunstvolle, moderne Chormusik verfasst.
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31/05/2016   jcklassisk

MARTIN LUTZ There is a spell upon your lips
[..] "Det er gjort så fint og afbalanceret, at man som lytter indlever sig i den, som man kan gøre det i religiøs musik fra Mozart til Stravinskij, men den er som nævnt også tilsat et anderledes, spændende ”moderne” element, om man vil. [..]
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01/11/2015   New Classics

Martin Lutz: There is a spell upon your lips
“Martin Lutz is an artist with bold strokes, in terms of both style and genre”
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08/09/2015   American Record Guide

Martin Lutz: There Is a Spell upon Your Lips
"All the singers and players, in fact, are excellent."
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Photo: Nyholm Schmidt


There is a spell upon your lips
There is a spell upon your lips
Martin Lutz

CD 8.224724 (2015)

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