Keith Lockhart was appointed Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra in August 2010. In the US he celebrated his 20thanniversary season as Conductor of the Boston Pops in 2015 and continues to serve as Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. In 2009 he concluded 11 seasons as Music Director of the Utah Symphony, having previously served seven seasons as Music Director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He also served as Associate Conductor of both the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra from 1990 to 1995.
Maestro Lockhart has conducted nearly every major orchestra in North America as well as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the NHK Symphony in Tokyo and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and in October 2012 made his London Philharmonic début in Royal Albert Hall. In opera he has conducted productions with the Atlanta Opera, Washington Opera, Boston Lyric Opera and Utah Opera. This season Maestro Lockhart conducts at the Vienna Konzerthaus, sold-out performances in Rome with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and returns to the Hyogo Performing Arts Center to conduct his second consecutive New Year’s eve concert. He will also conduct the Czech Philharmonic in four performances while on tour in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, and Bratislava.
Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Keith Lockhart began his musical studies on the piano at the age of seven, and holds degrees from Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University as well as honorary doctorates from the Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Northeastern University, Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University.