Tuesday 21 June 2022

Bertie Baigent appointed Principal Assistant Conductor at Rotterdam Philharmonic after win at International Conducting Competition Rotterdam

Bertie Baigent (Photo Marije Schot)
Bertie Baigent (Photo Marije Schot)

Congratulations to conductor Bertie Baigent who, having won the Grand Prix at the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam (ICCR) earlier this month, has been appointed Principal Assistant Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. The appointment is for a term of one year, commencing this August, and he will lead a variety of family concerts and educational performances. as well as assisting Chief Conductor Lahav Shani in four concert weeks.

At the ICCR, Baigent won not only the Grand Prix, but the Classical and Symphonic prizes for performances with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra respectively.  Bertie Baigent is currently Music Director of Waterperry Opera Festival and Assistant Conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra where he has assisted Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla on tour. Next month he makes his NHK Symphony (Tokyo) debut.

More on the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra's new season at its website. Waterperry Opera Festival runs from 12 to 20 August 2022, and Bertie Baigent conducts a new production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, full details from the festival website.

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