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. In 2015 he became Principal Conductor of Sinfonia Viva – one of the UK’s most dynamic and versatile ensembles, and was recently appointed Associate Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Plans for 2015/16 season include debuts with the BBC Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest, Glyndebourne on Tour (Don Pasquale), RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, New Japan Philharmonic, Basel Sinfonietta, a special concert featuring Rolando Villazon and Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie and Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn. He also returns to Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Berliner Philharmoniker’s Akademie for a Peter Sellars’ production of Sariaaho’s Passione de Simon and conducts many and varied projects with Sinfonia Viva.