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Friday, 25 February 2022

CBSO appoints cohort of six assistant conductors

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has announced the appointment of six assistant conductors, the first time the orchestra has appointed a cohort of such rather than a single one. 

Bertie Baigent, Olivia Clarke, Otis Enokido-Lineham, Jack Lovell-Huckle, Charlotte Politi and Konstantinos Terzakis start work with the CBSO in March and will be assigned at least four weeks of engagement over the next fifteen months to assist in a range of activities from family concerts to international tours, world premiere performances, and everything in between. There will also be the opportunity for meetings and workshops with musicians and management, plus an open invitation to attend all rehearsals and concerts taking place from March 2022 to June 2023.

Bertie Baigent is music director of Waterperry Opera Festival and one of the finalists in the Rotterdam International Conducting Competition 2022, Olivia Clarke is the current English National Opera Mackerras Fellow, Otis Enokido-Lineham is studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Sian Edwards, Jack Lovell-Huckle works as a conductor, arranger/orchestrator, piano technician as well as orchestral librarian with the CBSO, Charlotte Politi is the Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow with The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet and Konstantinos Terzakis was recently selected as conductor of the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie of Klangspuren Schwaz.

Previous assistant conductors of the CBSO include Michael Seal, Alpesh Chauhan, Jonathan Bloxham and Jaume Santonja Espinós.

Full details from the CBSO website.

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