Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Alpesh Chauhan appointed associate conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Alpesh Chauhan (Photo Patrick Allen)
Alpesh Chauhan (photo Patrick Allen)
The young Birmingham-born British conductor Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed associate conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, alongside chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard and principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov. Chauhan made his debut with the orchestra in 2015 when he stood in at the last minute to replace then chief conductor Donald Runnicles, and Chauhan has since conducted the orchestra a number of times including opening its 2019/20 season.

Chauhan and the BBC SSO will be celebrating their new relationship with a concert at Glasgow City Halls on 26 August 2020 (recorded without audience and available on-line), with Hindemith's Concert music for brass and strings, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht and Wagner's Siegfried Idyll.

Chauhan is the music director of Birmingham Opera Company (and conducted its 2019 production of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and he is patron of Awards for Young Musicians, a charity which supports talented young people from low-income families, helping them to overcome financial and social barriers in their musical journeys. From 2014 to 2016 he was assistant conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Further details from the BBC website.

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