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.