Alpesh Chauhan is new BBC SSO Associate Conductor
Congratulations to alumnus Alpesh Chauhan, appointed Associate Conductor with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Alpesh, who studied cello and conducting at the RNCM, has developed a close relationship with the Orchestra since stepping in at the last minute for the then Chief Conductor, Donald Runnicles, in 2015. He has returned many times since and is the first conductor to direct the players since lockdown.
He said: ‘I’m so excited to be taking up this position with the BBC SSO. I’ve had a wonderful relationship with the orchestra over the last few years, right from the very beginning of my career when I stepped in for a last-minute cancellation. The orchestra was so welcoming, and from our first rehearsals together, I immediately felt a powerful musical connection. I’m looking forward to developing exciting programmes, working on our musical ideas and giving memorable concerts together. It’s a privilege to be able to conduct the BBC SSO these two weeks as we come out of this moment of unease with Covid-19 and we’re all looking forward to making music together as a group once again.’
24 August 2020