City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announces 2022/23 Assistant Conductors cohort

The CBSO has announced the appointment of six new Assistant Conductors. Marking the first time the orchestra has appointed a cohort of Assistant Conductors, the scheme also builds on the orchestra’s rich history of working with some of the world’s most exciting conducting talent.

Bertie BaigentOlivia ClarkeOtis Enokido-Lineham, Jack Lovell-Huckle, Charlotte Politi and Konstantinos Terzakis start work with the CBSO in March 2022 and will be assigned at least four weeks of engagement over the next fifteen months to assist the world-leading orchestra across the full range of its activity, from Family Concerts to international tours, World Premiere performances, and everything in between. They will also benefit from meetings and workshops with CBSO musicians, management and stakeholders alongside an open invitation to attend all rehearsals and concerts taking place from March 2022 to June 2023. 

Bertie Baigent is Music Director of Waterperry Opera Festival and one of the finalists in the Rotterdam International Conducting Competition 2022, Olivia Clarke is the current English National Opera Mackerras Fellow, Otis Enokido-Lineham is studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Sian Edwards, Jack Lovell-Huckle works as a Conductor, Arranger/Orchestrator, Piano Technician as well as Orchestral Librarian with the CBSO, Charlotte Politi is the Constant Lambert Conducting Fellow with The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet and Konstantinos Terzakis was recently selected as conductor of the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie of Klangspuren Schwaz.

The six promising young conductors were chosen by a panel of CBSO musicians and management from an incredibly competitive field of applicants. Each brings valuable experience and fresh perspectives to the music the orchestra is proud to make in Birmingham, across the West Midlands and beyond. 

Previous Assistant Conductors of the CBSO include Michael Seal, Alpesh Chauhan, Jonathan Bloxham and Jaume Santonja Espinós. 

The CBSO is grateful to The Perry Family Charitable Trust, the Fenton Arts Trust and the Fidelio Charitable Trust for supporting the Assistant Conductor Programme.

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