Currently in London preparing Lohengrin and Mahler 1. I will be assisting Lothar Koenigs on Lohengrin at WNO, and conducting Mahler 1 at the Sheldonian in Oxford with the Oxford University Orchestra.
Lohengrin is easily the largest score I have worked on to date – Act 2 alone lasts an hour and a half….but thrilled to be discovering it! Great to come back to Mahler 1 which I associate intrinsically with my student days at the Royal College of Music – very happy memories conducting it in rehearsals and studying it with Neil Thomson with the wonderful RCM Sinfonietta! So I’m very happy to be performing it with students at Oxford University – a great orchestra, which Daniel Harding recently conducted. Also on the programme is Shostakovich Festive Overture and Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead.