Taking over concerts at short notice, including a live radio and television broadcast is not an easy task for even the most experienced conductors, particularly when the orchestra is a major ensemble such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a prime venue such as Paris’s new l'Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio. The events that unfolded in December 2014 when the young Frenchman Adrien Perruchon was put in this situation left no doubt that we have seen the launch of a major conducting career.
Jamie Phillips, Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, has already developed a strong guest-conducting profile. As a result of his success at the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2012, he was invited to conduct the Camerata Salzburg in the 2013 Salzburg Festival and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in 2014. Phillips has been invited to participate in the LA Phil’s Dudamel Fellowship Programme in the 15/16 season. With a clear, expressive technique and innate musicality, he demonstrates a natural authority and confidence on the rostrum.
Matthew Aucoin (b. 1990) is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. Aucoin’s next opera has been commissioned by the new works program of the Metropolitan Opera/Lincoln Center Theater.
Bob Bergen moved to Los Angeles from Cincinnati when he was 14. Actually, he had no choice. His Dad took a job in LA and relocated the family. But LA is where he wanted to be. As a kid, Bob spent endless hours watching and taping cartoons, imitating voices as well as creating characters of his own. His dream was to voice The Looney Tunes, and in particular Porky Pig. Bob's idol was Mel Blanc, and he worked day and night trying to perfect eh-puh-peh-eh Porky's famous voice.
Scott Taylor, choreographer, was on the creative teams of several Broadway musicals including Aladdin, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, A Little Night Music and Spamalot. He was also the dance captain for the original Broadway production of Spamalot.
TOM DECKMAN has appeared on Broadway in Monty Python’s Spamalot and Good Vibrations.
Rick Holmes happily returns to his “SPAMALOT” family having toured America and played Broadway as
“Sir Lancelot”. His many other appearances on Broadway include: THE VISIT and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Also on Broadway with the Roundabout Theatre, Rick starred in CABARET, MAJOR BARBARA and DEEP BLUE SEA. He made his Broadway debut with the National Actors Theatre in TIMON OF ATHENS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and SAINT JOAN.
“The rising star of the French cello,” 21-year-old cellist Edgar Moreau consistently captivates audiences with his effortless virtuosity and dynamic performances (Le Figaro Magazine). He won First Prize in the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions after capturing, at the age of 17, Second Prize and the Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work at the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition under the chairmanship of Valery Gergiev. In 2013, he was named “New Talent of the Year” at the Victoires de la Musique in France, and in 2015, he was named “So