British conductor Duncan Ward is emerging as one of the most exciting talents of his generation. In 2012 he was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Simon Rattle as Conducting Scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester-Akademie.
Recent highlights include the Britten birthday concert with Ian Bostridge with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Chinese premiere of Peter Grimes in the Beijing Music Festival with Hangzhou Philharmonic and Viennese Gala concerts with Manchester Camerata. Future projects include debuts with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Copenhagen Philharmonic and returns to Baden-Baden. On 28 May he conducts the premiere of Alexander Goehr's Chamber Symphony with Scharoun Ensemble in their 30th birthday concert.
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.