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.

In 2019/20, Manoj makes his UK opera debut conducting a performance of Giulio Cesare, having acted as assistant to Christian Curnyn on this Oper North production. He also conducts the première of Calliope Tsoupaki’s Requiem for the November Music festival in den Bosch and at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, makes his debut with Hermes Ensemble at the Transit Festival in a programme of Wim Henderickx, Annelies Van Parys and Vykintas Baltakas, and will tour extensively across the Netherlands in February 2020 with the Nederlands Studenten Orkest, culminating in a final performance of The Rite of Spring at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Last season, Manoj conducted the world première of Hilda Paredes’ Coded Messages: Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman with Muziektheater Transparant and Hermes Ensemble featuring Claron McFadden for whom this was written. Following the première at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam in October 2018, the production toured to the Cervantino Festival in Mexico, Huddersfield International Contemporary Music Festival, Rotterdam Opera Music Days, the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, and deSingel in Antwerp. He also conducted the Dutch première of The Gender Agenda by Philip Venables with AskoSchönberg Ensemble.

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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