Following a stringent audition process, Belgian David Reiland, 31, has been appointed the Melgaard OAE Young Conductor for the 2012-2013 season. He fought off competition from over 60 applicants from across the world to make it to our auditions (Which Projects Director Ceri blogged about) where he and four other finalists rehearsed and conducted the OAE in front of a panel of judges drawn from OAE musicians.
David will ‘live’ with the OAE for a year working with our Principal Artists and guest conductors. He’s the fourth conductor on the scheme – last years conductor, Kevin Griffiths was recently appointed Artistic Director the Collegium Musicum Basel and the previous years conductor, Eduardo Portal, recently made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.
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