Lucas Vis

conductor

Lucas Vis (b.1947) is considered a specialist for contemporary music. He has worked with important composers such as John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Theo Loevendie, Louis Andriessen and many others.

From 1976 to 1979 he was principal conductor of the ‘Nederlands Ballet Orkest’, where he conducted performances of both classical and modern ballet; as guest conductor he has led all Dutch orchestras, such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, and the Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest in Haarlem, where he appeared on the podium for works from many different eras.

At the Netherlands Opera Lucas has conducted not only operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Ferruccio Busoni, Bruno Maderno and Giuseppi Verdi, but also many premieres by such Dutch composers as Otto Ketting, Theo Loevendi and Guus Jansen.