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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Alexander Colding Smith

Alexander Colding Smith (29) is from Denmark and studied conducting in Cincinnati and Sydney. He took part in last year's Solti Conducting Competition in Budapest and in the inaugural Gstaad Conducting Academy in 2014. As a Fellow of the Australian Conducting Academy, he has worked with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Bertie Baigent

Bertie (23) is a published composer and has just finished his MA in Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded both the Sir Henry Wood scholarship and the Earnest Read conducting prize.

He is Assistant Conductor of Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of Waterperry Opera Festival.

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Behind the programme: De Falla, Lalo and Stravinsky with Jaime Martín

Jaime Martín makes his LSO conducting debut with a programme that features ballet suites by Igor Stravinsky and Manuel de Falla, alongside Edouard Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole. We talked to Jaime about how the programme came to life and his collaboration with violin soloist Christian Tetzlaff.

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An interview with Jaime Martín & Philippe Jordan

We spent some time getting to know Philippe Jordan, Music Director of the Opéra de Paris, and flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martín, who make their LSO debuts in concerts at the Barbican this month.

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider on what it takes to be a conductor

Ahead of two appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra in October, conductor and virtuoso violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Zneider talks about what a conductor does and what it takes to do it well.

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