American conductor and composer Brad Lubman is the founding co-artistic director/music director and conductor of the New York-based Ensemble Signal. Since its debut in 2008, Signal has performed over 350 concerts and co-produced ten recordings. Their recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians (harmonia mundi) was awarded a Diapason d’or (2015) and appeared on Billboard’s classical crossover charts.
A frequent guest conductor, Lubman has led many of the world’s most distinguished orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, among others. He has also 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. He has conducted at new music festivals across Europe, including those in Lucerne, Salzburg, Berlin, Huddersfield, Paris, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Oslo. Lubman was the recipient of the 2019 Ditson Conductor’s Award, in recognition of his distinguished record of performing and championing contemporary American music.
Lubman is on the faculty at the Eastman School of Music and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute.