Ris­ing Stars

Three to look out for…

BBC Music Magazine - - The Full Score -

Valentina Pe­leggi


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.

Tessa Lark


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!

Lewis Wright


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!

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