Bulgarian-born Delyana Lazarova is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, under Johannes Schlaefli. She has attended masterclasses with Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi, Leonard Slatkin, Larry Rachleff, and Cristian Mâcelaru.
Lazarova was the winner of the NRTA Conducting Competition in Tirana in 2019 and that year also received the James Conlon Conducting Prize at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. She has twice been the recipient of the Bruno Walter Conducting Scholarship for the Cabrillo Festival in California.
Lazarova has worked with orchestras in Europe and the USA, notably the London Classical Soloists, the Hradec-Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece, Meiningen and Konstanz Symphony Orchestras in Germany, Estonian Festival Orchestra and Aspen Festival Orchestra. Her engagements during the 2020/21 season include concerts with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Albanian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, and I Solisti Aquilani Orchestra in Italy. Delyana will return as a conducting fellow for the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in summer 2020.
Rodolfo Barráez, 26 - Venezuela (Country of Birth), Germany (Country of Residence)
Chloé Dufresne, 28 - France, France
Delyana Lazarova, 34 - Bulgaria, Switzerland
Joel Sandelson, 25 - United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Hallé former Assistant Conductors:
Edward Gardner 2001-2004
André de Ridder 2004-2006
Rory Macdonald 2006-2008
Ewa Strusińska 2008-2010
Andrew Gourlay 2010-2012
Jamie Phillips 2012-2016
Jonathon Heyward 2016-2019
Founded by pianist and conductor Sir Charles Hallé in 1858, the Hallé sits at the heart of Manchester and shares the values of accessibility, education, ambition and excellence that has established this city as a world-class cultural centre. Today, under the direction of Sir Mark Elder CH CBE, the Hallé celebrates its 161st season, offering 70 concerts a year at The Bridgewater Hall and giving over 40 performances annually at venues throughout Britain. Its distinguished history of acclaimed performances also includes televised concerts, radio broadcasts and international tours for which the Hallé has received many accolades, most notably from the Royal Philharmonic Society and the South Bank Awards. In addition to its work on stage, the Hallé is proud to promote the widest range of education activity of any orchestra in the UK, serving more than 70,000 individuals of all ages. Further, its large variety of Ensembles - a symphony choir, youth, children's and training choirs and a youth orchestra - offer high-level training and performance opportunities to talented children, youth and adults throughout the region. Through all of its offerings, the Hallé plays an integral role in the civic and cultural life of Greater Manchester and indeed beyond. To learn more, visit www.halle.co.uk.
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