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Yves Abel is the Chief Conductor designate of the NordwestDeutsche Philarmonie, Germany, starting in 2015.
Principal Guest Conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 2005 to 2011, Yves Abel is a regular guest at the world’s great opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, La Scala, Milan, Vienna Staatsoper, Opera National de Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.  
In concert music, he has conducted major symphony orchestras world wide in cities which include Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Lyon, Toulouse, Dublin, Liverpool, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Genova, Napoli, Bologna, Porto, Berlin, to name a few.
Founder and Music Director of L'Opéra Francais de New York, he has breathed new life into many  rare French operas including the world premiere of Dusapin’s ‘To be Sung’.
In 2009 he was awarded the title Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.


July 15th, 17th 2014

Copenhagen Philarmonic at Tivoli Festival
Concert with Joseph Calleja


March 21st 2014

Yves Abel has been announced as the new chief conductor of the Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie, based in Herford (Germany). He will take over from Eugene Tzigane and Andris Nelson starting from january 2015