Barnaby Palmer has received critical acclaim both as an orchestral and operatic conductor.
In April 2013 he was appointed Music Director of the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra following his successful debut in March.
Recent engagements include Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona with Bruckner 3rd Symphony, Roussel 3rd Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducting two different programs during Spring Festival, Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble with Der Fliegende Hollönder, and Le vaisseau fantôme for their tour of Grenoble, Versailles, and Barcelona.
Barnaby Palmer has served as Assistant Conductor for the Budapest Festival Orchestra and has participated in numerous European tours.
Since 2002 he has been Artistic Director of San Francisco Lyric Opera and has conducted over 35 new productions with that organization.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in the Bay Area, Barnaby attended Interlochen Arts Academy for High School, Cleveland Institute of Music for his undergraduate degree and University of Michigan for graduate studies.
He has studied conducting with Alan Gilbert, Rossen Milanov, Larry Rachleff and Michael Morgan.