20 August 2010
Four conductors chosen for LA Phil’s 2010/11 Dudamel Fellowship Program
Four conductors from around the world have been chosen to participate in the 2010/11 Dudamel Fellowship Program. Each of the four fellows have established themselves as leaders in their musical communities. The fellowship will provide them with a unique opportunity to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil’s orchestral, education, and community programs. This years fellows are Manuel Lopez (Venezuela), Jean-Michaël Lavoie (Canada), Joshua Weilerstein (United States), and David Afkham (Germany).
Starting in the 2010/11 season, the fellows will have a chance to work alongside Dudamel and musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and collaborate with students on key LA Phil education programs. The program for each of the fellows will run separately for approximately four-to-six weeks each. The fellows will hone their skills through observation and application, including the opportunity to lead Los Angeles Philharmonic youth concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducting Los Angeles Philharmonic Neighborhood Concerts, participating as a cover conductor, and serving as mentors through participation in LA Phil education programs including YOLA.
Created in 2009 by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, the Dudamel Fellowship program was launched in conjunction with Dudamel’s inaugural season as Music Director of the orchestra.
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