“Barnaby is a truly talented conductor in his own right and has been invaluable in helping me create performances of depth and interest. During our many performances and recording sessions he has offered valuable insight that has contributed to my musical vision… [He] has earned the respect of the musicians musically and personally… Barnaby Palmer would be a tremendous asset to the musical fabric of any organization.”
—Iván Fischer

conducting experience

Szegedi Szabadteri Un ballo in Maschera
Szeged Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra
Kunming Symphony Orchestra
Sichuan Symphony Orchestra
Shenyang Symphony Orchestra
Harbin Symphony Orchestra
Den Fynske Opera, Denmark April 2013, World Premiere Dr. Jekylls Advokat March 2014
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Budapest Festival Orchestra
SHIYO Symphony Orchestra
The Crucible World premiere “Machine” January 2012
Bohemian Opera World premiere “Casanova” July 2011/“Tchaikovsky’s Masque” July 2012
American Philharmonic
La Crosse Symphony Orchestra
Opera San Jose
Livermore Opera
Bohemian Orchestra

Assistant Conductor (2010-2012)

Budapest Festival Orchestra (2010-12)
Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble (2011-12)


YK Pao School Artist in Residence
Academy of Art University – Professor of Graduate and Undergraduate; Music Theory, Harmony, Eartraining, Counterpoint, History of Opera, History of Film Music


Alliance Francaise – Carmen
Stanford University – History of Italian Opera
Italian Cultural Institute – Verdi La Traviata

Conducting Teachers

Alan Gilbert-Music Director New York Philharmonic
Rossen Milanov-Associate Conductor Philadelphia Orchestra
Michael Morgan-Music Director Oakland East Bay Symphony
Larry Rachleff-Music Director Rice University


1997-1999 M.M. Clarinet Performance, University of Michigan
1993-1997 B.M. Clarinet Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
1992-1993 H.S. Diploma Interlochen Arts Academy


Born in Hong Kong, U.S. and EU Citizenship