British conductor Duncan Ward is emerging as one of the most exciting talents of his generation. In Dec 2012 he was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Simon Rattle as Conducting Scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester-Akademie.
Plans for 2013/14 season include debuts with the Southbank Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales along with the Chinese premiere of Peter Grimes in the Beijing Music Festival with Hangzhou Philharmonic. He will also conduct the Britten birthday concert with Ian Bostridge in the Kammermusiksaal Berlin with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker on 22 November. He will conduct a special arrangement of "Petit" Manon Lescaut at Baden-Baden Easter Festival and assists Sir Mark Elder at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2014.
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.
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