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. In January 2015 he becomes Principal Conductor of the dynamic and versatile ensemble Sinfonia Viva.
Plans for 14/15 season include debuts with CBSO, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra of India. He returns for varied projects with Britten Sinfonia, Baden-Baden (Traviata) and Sinfonia Viva.
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.