Since 2013 Lawrence Foster has held the position of Music Director of l'Opéra de Marseille and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, with which he toured in the summer of 2014 and conducted at the Kissinger Sommer and in China. 

This season sees, among others, opera productions of The Magic Flute at the San Francisco Opera as well as Puccini's Madama Butterfly and Mozart's Così fan tutte at the l'Opéra de Marseille. In addition, he has been asked to conduct leading orchestras in Copenhagen, Brussels, Frankfurt, Cologne, Shanghai, Budapest, and Paris.

Highlights of the 2014/15 season included engagements as guest conductor with l’Orchestre National de Lyon, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Beijing Music Festival, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Lawrence Foster also returned to the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. In the summer of 2014 he conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Ute Lemper at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich at the Grafenegg Festival ... read full bio