BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Chief Conductor

(Photograph credit score: BBC/Gordon Burniston)


Previous to his new function, Ryan Wigglesworth has led the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in a number of dwell performances in addition to recorded a variety of repertoire with the orchestra. Final yr, he led the orchestra’s first public look with an viewers because the begin of the pandemic, with a efficiency of Edward Elgar’s First Symphony.

Wigglesworth joins the orchestra this Sunday as a part of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs’ celebrations of the BBC’s centenary, performing works by Kurt Weill, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg, in addition to considered one of his personal compositions.

His subsequent look with the BBC SSO will probably be in Could for a live performance that includes works by Jean Sibelius, Jörg Widmann, and Mozart — the latter by which Wigglesworth directs from the piano in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12.

Wigglesworth beforehand served as Principal Visitor Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra from 2015 to 2018 and as Composer in Residence on the English Nationwide Opera. Moreover, he held the Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellowship with the Cleveland Orchestra for 2 seasons in 2013/14 and 14/15.

“I really feel immensely privileged to be beginning this journey with the great and uniquely versatile musicians of the BBC SSO, a journey which I hope will show to be lengthy, fruitful and ever adventurous,” stated the newly appointed Chief Conductor. “I stay up for making this lovely and vibrant metropolis my musical dwelling, and to connecting with all of our audiences throughout Scotland within the coming seasons.”

“Ryan Wigglesworth is an exceptionally nice musician whose creativity and musical responsiveness is already massively admired by the gamers within the BBC SSO,” commented Dominic Parker, Director of BBC SSO. “As a conductor who can be a number one composer and a superb pianist, he brings a degree of musical versatility, vary and eloquence that I feel our audiences will actually get pleasure from. I’m extremely enthusiastic about working with him as we plan future seasons.”


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