Winner of the Mahler Competition 2020, Finnegan is a standout conductor of his generation, who is increasingly recognised for his extraordinary musicianship, and his intense, mature performances.
Following a week-long series of rounds conducting the Bamberger Symphoniker, Finnegan won the Mahler Competition this summer and led a moving final concert, which included Mahler Symphony No. 4, with soloist Barbara Hannigan. Last season he made concert debuts conducting the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz, Klangforum Wien, RTÉ National Symphony and Concert Orchestras, State Philharmonic of Kosice and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Over the next two seasons he will conduct performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic and the New Japan Philharmonic; he will return to Kosice and to Klangforum, with who he’ll make his debut in the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Finnegan is also establishing a strong track record as an opera conductor. This season saw his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he conducted performances of Gerald Barry Alice’s Adventures Under Ground; he was due to return and conduct a new production of The Turn of the Screw, which unfortunately was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Future operatic plans include Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera, The Turn of the Screw at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Eugene Onegin at Oper Frankfurt and a new production at the Tiroler Festival Erl.
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