British conductor Duncan Ward is emerging as one of the most exciting talents of his generation. From 2012-14 he was Conducting Scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester-Akademie, to which he was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Simon Rattle. At the start of this year he became Principal Conductor of the dynamic and versatile UK ensemble Sinfonia Viva.
Recent debuts include CBSO, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Britten Sinfonia, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra of India. Forthcoming projects include with London Symphony Orchestra, Glyndebourne on Tour (Don Pasquale), Salzburg Festival Young Artists (Barbiere) and debuts with Copenhagen Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Residentie Orkest and RTE Dublin. 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.