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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: 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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Meet our DFCC 2018 candidates: Thomas Goff

Thomas Goff (25) is from the UK. He is an alumnus of the Royal Northern College of Music and is currently pursuing a Masters in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Netherlands.

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On this day in 1919...

This article was originally written on 27 October 2017 and has been updated.

On 27 October 1919, the LSO performed the world premiere of one of the most popular works in the repertoire: Elgar's Cello Concerto. It may be popular now, but it wasn't always the case...

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A tale of two friends, a buried treasure and joy unsung

On a quest for cake, good friends Presto and Zesto suddenly find themselves lost in Limboland. Read the moving and unusual story about how this quirky tale from much-loved children’s authors Maurice Sendak and Arthur Yorinks came into existence.

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