Three to look out for…
Born: Florence, Italy Career highlight: My recent appointment as a Charles Mackerras Conducting Fellow at ENO after two years as conductor-in-residence of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra will be a fantastic opportunity! Musical hero: Conductor Marin Alsop, with whom I had the chance to work in Brazil and at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She is an inspiration for me and for many woman conductors for her honesty, inclusive vision, artistry and ground-breaking ideas.
Dream concert: As a kid I fell in love with music after singing Orff ’s Carmina Burana conducted by Zubin Mehta. My dream concert could be of any repertoire or in any venue, but it would be the one which touched the hearts of as many people as possible.
Born: Kentucky, US Career highlight: It was magical to perform at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for my first time last year. And recently receiving the Borletti-buitoni Trust Fellowship is a highlight and a great honour. Musical hero: The double-bassist and composer Edgar Meyer – his seemingly effortless and natural ability to work within a multitude of musical genres at a world-class level is a source of great inspiration.
Dream concert: Every audience member would be hearing the music for the first time in an intimate venue, with many styles of music. I’d collaborate with my closest friends, and every note would be executed exactly as I envisioned it… and with no rehearsal!
Born: Norwich, England Career highlight: Being a featured soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Barbican is definitely a highlight. Musical hero: Artists like Wayne Shorter, Prince, Miles Davis and Björk have the ability and courage to keep pushing their own musical journey forward, always offering something fresh and exciting and not limited by the boundaries of genre. Dream concert: Playing to any audience that is excited to hear new music of mine in a great sounding space. Although Carnegie Hall is definitely a venue I’d love to play!