Jack (25) is a conductor and composer based in Manchester, and is currently a Junior Fellow in conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. In 2018/19, Jack returns to Aldeburgh's Britten-Piers Young Artist Scheme, tours to New York and Copenhagen with contemporary music ensemble Apartment House and will be assistant conductor to Thomas Adès
Teddy (29) recently joined San Francisco Opera as a conducting fellow, and recently finished his tenure as a Rita E Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Muisc, where he studied with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Recently, Teddy has conducted in performances and workshops with Opera Philadelphia, the Glimmerglass Festival and the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music.
In 2016, Niklas Benjamin Hoffman became the winner of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, after conducting the LSO in the Competition's final concert at the Barbican. In the two years since, he has worked with the Orchestra as Assistant Conductor while establishing a diverse freelance career as a conductor. We talked to Niklas about what happens over the three days of the Competition and what his advice is to the conductors who’ll be stepping onto the podium later this month.