Welsh National Opera, in in Cardiff, Wales, has this week announced the appointment of 27-year-old British conductor Harry Ogg as its new Associate Conductor.
A graduate of Clare College, Cambridge and the Liszt School of Music Weimar, Harry is a former prize winner at the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Donatella Flick Conducting Competitions.
"Having worked with Harry Ogg last year on War & Peace, I am thrilled with his appointment as WNO Associate Conductor ... I am really looking forward to working with Harry again this coming autumn on WNO’s new production of Carmen,’ Welsh Opera Music Director Tomáš Hanus has said.
“I’m over the moon to be taking up this position with WNO ... having worked here on two productions as an Assistant Conductor, to take up this position with a company that I feel so close to is very special for me ..." Harry has said.
"Young conductors often struggle to find the right opportunities to build up experience and within this position, I’ll be conducting a lot of performances as well as assisting as I already have done in the past," he has said.