British conductor Duncan Ward is emerging as one of the most exciting talents of his generation. In 2013 he is Music Director of the critically-acclaimed charity Streetwise Opera’s 10th anniversary production and was recently appointed on the recommendation of Sir Simon Rattle as Conducting Scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester-Akademie.
Plans for 2012/13 season include debuts with Lucerne Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Viva and Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, assisting Mo. Rattle in Baden-Baden (Die Zauberflöte) and leading an education project with the Britten Sinfonia. Plans in Berlin involve assisting on two major contemporary scores by Benedict Mason and GF Haas. Future highlights include a concert performance of Peter Grimes in Beijing with China Philharmonic and a stellar UK cast and debuts with Southbank Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra and BBCNOW.
An accomplished composer, Duncan is signed to Peters Edition. Duncan is also Director and co-founder of the WAM Foundation which sends young UK musicians to India each year to teach Western classical music Please contact Laura Baker for an updated biography.