"Oliver Gooch, conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, approaches the score with a blend of command and flexibility, never short-changing the grand emotional climaxes"
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An inspiring and charismatic musician, Oliver Gooch is highly regarded by colleagues, critics and audiences alike. Antonio Pappano created a position for him at the Royal Opera House as the first Associate Young Artist in 2004, and he has since returned to the Royal Opera, making his debut with them on tour in Australia with Haydn’s L’isola disabitata.
•At the age of twenty one, he founded Opera East Productions, and between 1999 and 2011, toured over thirty productions in the east of England, culminating in the world première of O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness at the Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden.
In the concert hall, he has conducted many of the major British orchestras, including the BBC Symphony, RPO, LSO, and most recently the Philharmonia in the Royal Festival Hall with the Bach Choir and a programme of Spanish music with the Hallé in Bridgewater Hall. This season, he made highly acclaimed debuts in Australia with the Queensland and Tasmanian Symphonies.
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Best Individual Classical Music Performance - Julia Lezhneva/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Music Director for the International Opera Awards on Sunday 7 May at English National Opera, London Coliseum.