The German conductor Andreas Delfs has held chief artistic posts with orchestras in North America and Europe. As Music Director from 1996–2009 and Conductor Laureate from 2009–2015 of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Delfs was instrumental in the orchestra’s rise to national prominence. He has also led the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra as music director from 2001–04 and as artistic advisor from 2004–06. In Denmark, engagements have included appearances with the Danish National Symphony, Copenhagen Phil, Aarhus Symphony and South Jutland Symphony Orchestras. He also served as General Music Director of Staatstheater Hannover from 1995–2000. Prior to this, Delfs was music director of the Bern Opera and resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.