Matthew Kraemer

Recognized for his “musical sensitivity” and “energized sense of interpretation”, Matthew Kraemer is quickly making his mark among young American conductors for his inspired performances and versatility.  The Buffalo News noted recently, “He presents a tall, dignified and stately podium presence with a quite clear beat, a good sense of shaping melodic lines, and an all business attitude that focused on the music without any histrionics.”  Following an extensive international search, Mr. Kraemer was recently appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, beginning July 2015. He additionally begins his fourth season as Music Director and Conductor of the Butler County Symphony and the Erie Chamber Orchestra, where he has reinvigorated both ensembles with innovative programming and elevated performance standards.  His active guest conducting schedule has included appearances with many of the nation’s finest orchestras, including the Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Columbus, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Nashville, North Carolina, Saint Louis, Spokane, Syracuse, and Virginia symphony orchestras, as well as Canada’s Mississauga Symphony and Hamilton Philharmonic and in Europe with the Vidin Philharmonic and the Orquesta de Cadaqués.  Upcoming season highlights include productions of Michael Nymans’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park with Indianapolis Opera, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with live orchestral accompaniment,and performances with Midori and the Metropolitan Opera National Council finalists.  The 2015-16 season also brings return engagements to the Rochester Philharmonic and Elgin Symphony.