Equally at home in the world of opera, symphonic repertoire and contemporary music, American conductor Ryan McAdams has established a presence on both sides of the Atlantic. The US-born conductor is a regular guest in Phoenix, Kansas, New York, and Canada, as well as in Paris, Istanbul, and numerous Italian orchestras. Among others, he has already worked with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the New York City Opera. The Juilliard School graduate was the first recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Emerging Conductor Award and worked in Stockholm as an assistant to Alan Gilbert. Now living in Brighton, he is regularly drawn to Ireland as leader of the contemporary Crash Ensemble. Last season he made his successful debuts at the Zurich Opera House and the Ludwigsburg Festival. In 2024 he will not only return to Ludwigsburg, but will also conduct the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Teatro Filarmonico Verona for the first time.