4 December 2023

Adam Hickox appointed as new Principal Conductor of Glyndebourne Sinfonia

Glyndebourne today announces the appointment of British conductor Adam Hickox as Principal Conductor of the Glyndebourne Sinfonia, the resident orchestra for Glyndebourne’s autumn programme of opera and concerts.

Adam Hickox made his Glyndebourne debut this autumn conducting Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and in 2022 was assistant conductor for the Festival production of the Poulenc Double Bill. As Principal Conductor of the Glyndebourne Sinfonia, he will return to Glyndebourne to conduct opera productions, as well as concert performances, as part of the autumn seasons in 2024 and 2025.

Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director of Glyndebourne, said: ‘Glyndebourne is proud of its track record in nurturing and championing talented artists, especially in our autumn seasons. Adam Hickox has an innate understanding of opera as music theatre, bringing a fresh vitality that enables everyone to give their best. After an impressive run of performances of L’elisir d’amore this season, and with the exceptional creative relationship he has formed with the Glyndebourne Sinfonia, we are looking forward to many projects together in the coming years.

Among the top level conductors whose careers were advanced through performances with Glyndebourne are Ivor Bolton, Louis Langrée, Edward Gardner, Robin Ticciati, Jakub Hrůša and Ben Glassberg.

Conductor Adam Hickox said: ‘This appointment is a great honour. Being part of the Glyndebourne family is truly a dream come true, and I can’t wait to deepen my relationship with the fantastic orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus over the coming seasons. I felt an immediate click with the orchestra from the first rehearsal, and every time I step into the pit, I am excited to work with them once again.’

The Glyndebourne Sinfonia (formerly the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra) was formed in 1990 and is resident at Glyndebourne for its autumn programme each year. It comprises a diverse mix of talented and committed freelance players and performs a wide range of repertoire with distinction and versatility.

Glyndebourne’s autumn season of main stage opera and concerts features rising stars and emerging talent at affordable prices. This year’s performances continue until 17 December 2023 and the programme for autumn 2024 will be announced in the spring.