Category Archives: Conductors

A conversation with Vasily Petrenko

This month, Vasily Petrenko (‘a conductor of crisp technical assurance and interpretive depth’ – San Francisco Chronicle) makes his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Having worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras as … Continue reading

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Brian Wright on ‘the King Kong of requiems’

There is no more thrilling place to be, says conductor Brian Wright, than standing in the middle of Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts. So he’s in luck: on Monday 30 November, he and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the … Continue reading

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Meet Alexander Shelley

He’s the son of celebrated concert pianists, the grandson of a talented cellist and the great grandson of an equally talented organist, but Alexander Shelley, the newly appointed Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, is very much his … Continue reading

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Charles Dutoit discusses Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit speaks to Hannah Nepil about the challenges and implications of Bartók’s dark opera. Sinister, enigmatic, and yet so simple: such is the story of Béla Bartók’s one-act 1911 opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle. A … Continue reading

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Hannah Nepil interviews Hilary Davan Wetton

In a grand gesture of appreciation, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is to pay tribute to one of its long-serving conductors: Hilary Davan Wetton. On 19th March 2014, Hilary Davan Wetton will take the stage at the Royal Albert Hall to … Continue reading

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