Thursday 31 August 2023

Birmingham Royal Ballet and Royal Ballet Sinfonia announce new Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow

Yi Wei
Yi Wei
Yi Wei, a Chinese conductor based in Manchester, has joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia as the Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow for the 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons.

Named after the Founding Music Director of The Royal Ballet & Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Constant Lambert Fellowship provides a tailor-made two-year programme for ballet conducting working across The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet with a blend of performance, study and cover conducting.

Yi Wei’s first assignment in the role will be as Assistant Conductor on Birmingham Royal Ballet’s upcoming sold-out performances of Black Sabbath - The Ballet. He said; "It is such a privilege to join the BRB for the next two seasons, I am thrilled to start the season with Black Sabbath - The Ballet, very much looking forward to working with fantastic conductors, musicians and dancers."

Yi Wei studied conducting at the China Conservatory of Music and then obtained a postgraduate degree in conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2022 where he was awarded the Brierley / Kershaw Prize.

Full details from the BRB website.

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