UK’s Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Names New Assistant Conductor


Younger English conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh will grow to be the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO)’s Assistant Conductor for the 2022/23 season.

Supported by a stipend, he’ll work with the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits, in addition to Principal Visitor Conductor Mark Wigglesworth and Affiliate Visitor Conductor David Hill.

Fetherstonhaugh has lately graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, the place he studied conducting with Sian Edwards. Previous to this, he accomplished his undergraduate diploma on the College of Oxford, the place he was an Organ Scholar at Merton Faculty.

He started his musical research at an early age with the Suzuki violin methodology. As a boy, he sang within the choir of Westminster Abbey, together with a solo in Paul Mealor’s Ubi Caritas on the 2011 Royal Wedding ceremony.

As a conductor, Fetherstonhaugh has led teams together with the Ulster Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Leicester Symphony Orchestra, and Hereford Symphony Orchestra. He’s additionally founding father of the Fantasia Orchestra, a gaggle of younger gamers from varied Junior Conservatoires within the UK.

“I’m thrilled to have been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,” Fetherstonhaugh mentioned.

“It’s an thrilling alternative to work with, and be taught from, this excellent orchestra throughout their season. The competitors course of has been actually inspiring and supportive, and I can’t wait to begin with the BSO in September!”

“It’s been unbelievable to witness this group of spectacular finalists work with the Orchestra over the previous few days,” mentioned Dougie Scarfe, the BSO’s Chief Govt.

“We had been delighted on the giant vary of purposes acquired, which, given occasions of latest years and the restricted alternatives for musicians on the cusp of a world profession, is a reminder of how important and essential these skilled growth alternatives are.”

“The BSO has a protracted historical past of supporting rising expertise — I’m proud that we’ve been in a position to supply the location, we’re actually trying ahead to working with Tom Fetherstonhaugh over the approaching season.”