British conductor Duncan Ward was at the time of this interview Chief Conductor Designate of philharmonie zuidnederland, a position he took up in September 2021 for an initial three-season contract. In January 2020, he was appointed by Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Music Director of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, a position which he holds until 2023. From 2012-14 he was Conducting Scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchester-Akademie, to which he was appointed on the recommendation of Sir Simon Rattle.
Duncan covers various topics such as his time in Berlin, initial experiences doing professional work, dealing with tough weeks, experiencing different orchestras in different countries and networking skills.
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