Irish-born Courtney Lewis Named as New New York Phil Assistant Conductor


29 year old Irish-born conductor Courtney Lewis has been announced as the new Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge and the Royal Northern College of Music, Maestro Lewis is a former Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic - and has served as Assistant Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra since 2009.

"We discovered Courtney after an extensive audition process, and he emerged as a very promising future colleague as our next Assistant Conductor,’ New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, has said.

He will commence his tenure from September this year.