Duncan Ward steps in to conduct the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks this Friday in a live-streamed concert pairing Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 – the latter with soloist Yefim Bronfman.
Duncan had been in working with the BRSO in preparing Haas’ In Vain for Sir Simon Rattle when the call to replace Tugan Sokhiev came. He previously conducted the orchestra in 2016 and will return to the Bavarian capital in May 2021 for concerts with the Münchener Kammerorchester.
Last month Duncan returned to the London Symphony Orchestra in a concert praised by The Guardian for its “fierce dynamism and electrifying precision”. Forthcoming highlights include his inaugural concerts as the philharmonie zuidnederland’s new Chief Conductor and a return to Oper Köln for Salome.