Duncan Ward appointed Principal Conductor of Sinfonia Viva

We are delighted to announce that rising star Duncan Ward has been announced Principal Conductor of the dynamic and versatile ensemble Sinfonia Viva from January 2015.

Sinfonia Viva Chief Executive Peter Helps commented: “We are delighted that Duncan has joined us as Principal Conductor. His breadth of skills as both a conductor and composer have already made a huge impact on the orchestral world and he is the perfect fit for Sinfonia Viva.”

Duncan said: “Viva is an exciting ensemble with a fresh and dynamic outlook on what it means to be an orchestra today. I look forward to bringing the various diverse passions of my musical life into partnership with the similarly ever-curious virtuosi of the orchestra to create some really exciting and innovative music making.”

Duncan’s first concert as Principal Conductor will be in Derby Cathedral on Sunday 10 January 2015 featuring Britten’s Les Illuminations with soprano Rebecca Bottone.

Congratulations, Duncan!



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