Orchestral Conducting

Marin Alsop • Valentina Peleggi • Britten-Pears Orchestra

31 July – 12 August 2018

Our first dedicated conducting course gives aspiring young conductors the chance to work 1:1 with Marin Alsop, ground-breaking Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and São Paulo Symphony Orchestra.

Marin Alsop is one of today’s highest-profile and most influential musicians, whose passion has nurtured the next generation of audiences, orchestral players and conductors. With the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra through initiatives such as ‘OrchKids’ and in her masterclasses series for women conductors at the Southbank Centre, she has continued to provide unique inspiration.

In the first BPYAP conducting course, eight conductors in the early stages of their careers worked with Marin in piano and chamber sessions before conducting the Britten–Pears Orchestra in repertoire including Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Peter and the Wolf and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

A particular focus of this course will be the preparation, presentation and conducting of high-quality concerts for young people and families – an essential experience and skill for every conductor.


See the eight conductors in their public masterclass on 9 August 2018 with Marin Alsop in these videos.

Benjamin Wenzelberg:

Karen Ní Bhroin:

Noah Max:

Ellie Slorach:

Davide Levi:

Chloe Rooke:

John Warner: