The Los Angeles Philharmonic has this week announced the four 2018/2019 Dudamel Fellowship recipients.
The four young international conductors will be invited to develop their conducting craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship by Principal Conductor Gustavo Dudamel - plus participation in the LA Phi's orchestral, education and community programs.
The 2018-2019 Dudamel Fellowship Program recipients are:
- Nuno Coelho (Portugal)
- Stephen Mulligan (America)
- Elena Schwarz (Switzerland/Australia)
- Jesús Uzcátegui (Venezuela)
"The most important and fulfilling part of my work is to mentor extraordinary young people ... " the 37-year-old Venezuelan-born Maestro has said.
"On behalf of the LA Phil, I welcome these four outstanding young conductors into the program and look forward to helping them become their best, as both musicians and people," he has said.
"Over the past nine years, alumni of this program have gone on to accomplish amazing things in their careers, and I have no doubt this exceptional group will go on to do the same."