Manoj Kamps






Manoj Kamps held the coveted post of Junior Fellow in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester from 2015-2017. During this time he worked with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hallé Orchestra and Manchester Camerata, studying with Sir Mark Elder, Clark Rundell and Mark Heron.

His 2018/19 season highlights include conducting the world première of Coded Messages: Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman by Hilda Paredes with Muziektheater Transparant and HERMESEnsemble featuring Claron McFadden for whom this was written. With the première at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam in October 2018, the production will tour to the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival, Rotterdam Opera Music Days, the Theatre de la Croix Rousse in Lyon, and deSingel in Antwerp. He will also make his debuts with Brucknerhaus Orchester Linz, Brussels Philharmonic, and return to Asko|Schönberg Ensemble with whom he will conduct the Dutch première of The Gender Agenda by Philip Venables. In addition, Manoj will conduct the world premiere of Mila, Great Sorcerer by Andrea Clearfield at the Prototype Festival 2019 in New York.

Highlights of previous seasons include his debut with the BBC Philharmonic in a selection of tone poems as well as Vivier’s Lonely Child, the world première and European tour of the chamber opera Be With Me Now at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, a new production of The Fairy Queen for Nederlandse Reisopera, Side by Side at Ulster Orchestra, Carte Blanche featuring music by Vivier with Cappella Amsterdam, and Connect with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble. He also led several projects with the Chineke! Juniors during festivals at the Southbank Centre in London. Other notable projects include performances with the Dutch National Opera Academy, Netherlands Chamber Choir, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir, Silbersee/VocaalLAB, and the Tokyo Telemann Chamber Orchestra.

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IMG Artists Signs Conductor Manoj Kamps for General Management

IMG Artists is delighted to announce the general management of conductor Manoj Kamps (Sri Lanka, 1988). He will be managed by Jennifer Spencer in association with Jennifer Spencer Consultancy from the company’s London office. One of the most exciting and multi-faceted...


“Paredes’s score remains bright and surprising over the 90 minutes, as Manoj Kamps and HERMESEnsemble weave guitar, violin and a battery of percussion into the electronic web designed by Monica Gil Girardo.”

Amanda Holloway

Opera Now Magazine (Feb 2019)

“The chamber orchestra The Knights, wielding not just Western instruments but a variety of jangly Tibetan ones, realized Clearfield’s ever-changing orchestral textures superbly under the attentive direction of Manoj Kamps.”

David Wright

New York Classical Review

“With the ensemble led assiduously by the conductor Manoj Kamps… creating an atmosphere both immersive and insidious.” (Review of Harriet at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2018)

Charlotte Armstong

Opera Magazine

“The score is intensely detailed and challenging… The execution was guided with precise and attentive baton of Manoj Kamps” [Translated from Spanish]

Iván martínez