Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra announces new young conductor in association1:15, 20th June 2018
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has announced Marta Gardolińska as Leverhulme young conductor in association.
Gardolińska studied at the Frédéric Chopin Music University in Warsaw, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and the Pierre Monteux School for Condcutors in Maine, USA.
She has recently been chosen as the associate fellow of the Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship 2017-2019, through which she will assist Marin Alsop.
BSO’s chief executive Dougie Scarfe said: ‘Supporting new generations of artistic talent is an extremely important part of the BSO’s work, and the BSO Leverhulme young conductor in association plays a vital role in this. We are extremely grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for making this position possible and for championing artistic development.
‘We are all looking forward to working with Marta next season. Marta will not only be working with the BSO in the concert hall but also engaging with communities through BSO Participate across the south and south west.’
Heather Duncan, BSO head of concerts and programming, said: ‘Marta caught the attention of the orchestra from the first round of auditions with her clear, open and collaborative style of music-making. Marta comes to the BSO with significant experience already and is ideally placed to take on the schedule of concerts we have lined up for her.
‘Working with the orchestra across its full programme of concerts and activities, Marta has the opportunity to gain broad experience of conducting as well as assisting chief conductor Kirill Karabits and the BSO’s roster of internationally acclaimed guest conductors.’