Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Jack Sheen

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

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Teddy Poll

Teddy (29) recently joined San Francisco Opera as a conducting fellow after finishing his tenure as a Rita E Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Most recently, Teddy has conducted in performances and workshops with Opera Philadelphia, the Glimmerglass Festival and the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music.

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Two years on: In conversation with Niklas Benjamin Hoffman

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. Since then he has worked with the Orchestra as Assistant Conductor while establishing a diverse freelance career. 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 in 2018.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Harry Ogg

Harry Ogg (27) is from London and is currently completing his Master's in Orchestral Conducting in Weimar. He made his Longborough Festival Opera debut in 2018 and is currently assisting Tomá Hanus on Prokofiev’s War and Peace at Welsh National Opera. Harry has previously worked with Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic as well as with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé.

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The LSO in World War I: Armistice and Renaissance

Back in 2014 we began a project to uncover the story of the LSO and its players during World War I, marking the centenary of the start of the conflict. Four years later, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, we return to take a look at how the LSO was coping by the end of the War and what happened next.

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