Jeffrey Tate is one of the most renowned and versatile British conductors of his generation. He started his professional artistic career by joining the music staff at the Royal Opera Covent Garden in 1970. He is one of the world's preeminent conductors of the music of Wagner
and Strauss, of core classical and romantic repertoire, of British music of the late 19th and 20th century and of classical modern and contemporary music. He made his triumphant debut at La Scala Milan in 2000 and has been regularly re-invited since. Maestro Tate has established a close relationship with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Berlin Radio Symphony, the London Symphony, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Danish Radio, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre de Paris, the Toronto and the Montreal Symphony, the Sydney Symphony and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony during the 1990s. Since 2001, Maestro Jeffrey Tate has been the Honorary Director of the National Italian Radio Orchestra. He was nominated Chief Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra beginning in the 2009-2010 season. In 2001, 2002 and 2010 Maestro Jeffrey Tate was awarded the Franco Abbiati Prize (the most prestigious music critic prize in Italy) for his work with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, for his work at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli and for his production of "Götterdämmerung" at La Fenice in Venice.