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Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil’s orchestral, education, and community programs.

“The most important and fulfilling part of my work is to mentor extraordinary young people."

Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel

The Fellows will work alongside Dudamel and musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as visiting artists and conductors, and will also work with students in key LA Phil education programs. The program for each of the Fellows will run separately. The Fellows will hone their skills through observation and application, such as conducting Los Angeles Philharmonic youth concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, participating as cover conductors, and serving as mentors themselves through participation in programs such as Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA).

2021/22 Dudamel Fellows


François López-Ferrer (Spain; United States)

Will be conducting:
Symphonies for Youth/Symphonies for Schools - Elementary
February 12, 19, 22 & 23, 2022

Chloé van Soeterstède (France)

Will be conducting:
Conducting Symphonies for Schools - Secondary
February 24-25, 2022

Camilo Téllez (Colombia)

Will be conducting:
Symphonies for Youth
March 26 & April 2, 2022

Enluis Montes Olivar (Venezuela)

Conducting engagements to be announced.