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
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.