Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sergio Mims: Rhinegold Publishing: Hallé appoints Jonathon Heyward as assistant conductor

Jonathon Heyward
(Photo credit: Jeremy Ayres Fischer)

Sergio Mims forwards news of Jonathon Heyward's appointment:

10:12, 5th April, 2016

Katy Wright, News Editor

Jonathon Heyward will take over from Jamie Phillips as assistant conductor of the Hallé from the 2016/17 season.
The two year appointment will involve assisting Sir Mark Elder and other visiting artists, acting as music director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and conducting concerts with the Hallé.
The 23-year-old recently won the Grand Prix at the 54th International Competition for Young Conductors in Besançon, and in 2013 he became the youngest ever semi-finalist at the Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition. He studies with Sian Edwards at the Royal Academy of Music and is also associate conductor of Hampstead Garden Opera.
Born in America, Heyward began to study conducting under Andrew Altenbach at the Boston Conservatory.

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