NEWS: Three named for L.A. Phil Dudamel Fellow conducting program

By Robert D. Thomas
Music Critic
Southern California News Group

Three young international conductors — including two winners in the recent Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition — will participate in the 2016/2017 Dudamel Fellowship Program for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Singapore’s Kachun Wong — winner of the 5th Mahler Contest last May and a protégé of Kurt Masur — will lead a LAPO community concert on Dec. 16 at Wilshire United Methodist Church. Paulo Bortolameolli of Chile will lead Toyota Symphony for Youth concerts on Feb. 18 and 25 dealing with the art of the piano. Eileen Chan of Hong Kong will lead Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” in Symphony for Youth concerts on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3.

Each young conductor will also work with LAPO Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, LAPO musicians and other artists and conductors during their time in L.A. They will also interact with students in the orchestra’s education programs.

Read complete details in the LAPO media announcement HERE.

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