Alexander Shelley appointed as Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

We are very excited to report that The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the appointment of Alexander Shelley, “a conductor of superlative gifts”, as its new Principal Associate Conductor.

Already appointed as Music Director-designate of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, he will join the select list of esteemed artists who currently conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 
Full of enthusiasm, versatility and panache, Shelley will commence his role from January 2015, as he conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a series of concerts around the UK, visiting some of the Orchestra’s key-resident venues in a programme to include music by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Vaughan Williams; alongside pianist, Alessio Bax. Future programmes will include a series of concerts titled, The Roaring 20’s – a diverse programme selected and conducted by Alexander Shelley, devoted to one of the most creative times in music-making, including works by Ibert, Cole Porter, Prokofiev, Milhaud and Ravel.   
Alexander Shelley says……       
“Since our very first meeting I have been inspired by the musicianship, dedication and passion of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and impressed by their strong commitment to their faithful audiences both at home and abroad. I am very proud and privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to this fine orchestra’s tradition of excellence and I look forward to many exciting collaborations over the coming years.” 
Ian Maclay Managing Director, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra says… 
“This is an exciting time for the Orchestra.  Alexander Shelley is an exhilarating prospect and the musicians of the Orchestra are looking forward to developing their relationship with him. His enthusiasm and charisma on stage is certainly something to watch out for and we anticipate this being a very exciting musical-partnership .” 

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Congratulations Alexander!
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