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 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).
 

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

-Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel

2018/19 Dudamel Fellows


 

Nuno Coelho (Portuguese)

Will be conducting:

Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Minimalism
SAT / JAN 19 & 26, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Pasadena Showcase House Youth Concert
WED / JAN 30, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall


 

Stephen Mulligan (American)

Will be conducting:

Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Ravel’s Bolero
SAT / APR 6 & 20, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Elena Schwarz (Swiss-Australian)

Will be conducting:

Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Brahms and his First Symphony
SAT / NOV 24 & SAT / DEC 1, 2018
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall
 

Jesús Uzcátegui (Venezuelan)

Will be conducting:

Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance
SAT / FEB 23 & SAT / MAR 9, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Symphonies for Schools – free concerts for students in grades 3-6
TUE / FEB 19 & WED / FEB 20, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Walt Disney Concert Hall