Baldur Brönnimann, born in Basel in 1968 and raised in Pratteln, educated at the Basel Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, is one of the leading conductors of contemporary music – and Principal Conductor of the Basel Sinfonietta since 2016.
Baldur Brönnimann regularly collaborates with renowned contemporary composers such as John Adams, Kaija Saariaho, Unsuk Chin and Georg Friedrich Haas. He makes appearances with leading contemporary music ensembles, including Klangforum Wien and Ensemble Intercontemporain, which he conducted at the BBC Proms.
In 2020, he concluded his successful six-year tenure as Principal Conductor of the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. From 2011 to 2015, he was Artistic Director of BIT20, the leading contemporary music ensemble in Norway. He also served as Musical Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia in Bogotá from 2008 to 2012.
Baldur Brönnimann has appeared at festivals such as Wien Modern, Darmstadt and Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center in New York City. Highlights from recent seasons include visits to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and the Vienna RSO at the Musikverein as well as his debut with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuel Pahud as soloist. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include his performances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Klangforum Wien, as well as his debuts with the Tampere Philharmonic and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.