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Charles Hamilton Sorley: 1914–15 in Letters

On Sunday 4 November the LSO performs James MacMillan’s poignant memorial to the fallen of World War I, All the Hills and Vales Along. The piece sets poetry by the solider Charles Sorley, who was killed in action in 1915. We took a look at how he was affected by the war through his letters and personal correspondance.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Anton Holmer

Anton Holmer (27) is from Sweden. Since finishing his conducting studies in Stuttgart, Germany, he has been working with the Jönköping Sinfonietta and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. A skilled craftsman, Anton has built his own organ and makes his own batons.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Hermes Helfricht

Hermes Helfricht (26) is from Germany. He has been Assistant Conductor of the Spanish Youth Orchestra since 2014 and he has been Music Director of Bonn Opera House since the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Hermes is also an accomplished pianist and accompanist.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Alvin Ho

Alvin Ho (25) is from the UK and Hong Kong. He is currently completing a PhD in Orchestral Conducting at Indiana University alongside working as Assistant Conductor at Indiana University Opera Theatre. Alvin has worked with conductors such as Riccardo Muti and Bernard Haitink and has conducted several international orchestras.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Jordan Gudefin

Jordan Gudefin (29) is from France. Originally a percussionist and composer, he embarked on a conducting degree at the Conservatoire de Paris in 2012 and has since worked with conductors such as Susanna Mälkki and Esa-Pekka Salonen as well as with numerous European orchestras.

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