New York Post for RNCM Conductor

RNCM alumnus Courtney Lewis has been named as the New York Philharmonic’s Assistant Conductor, commencing in September.

Courtney, who studied for a Postgraduate Diploma in Conducting  with Clark Rundell, replaces American Case Scaglione who moves to the role of Associate Conductor after three years in post.

Music Director Alan Gilbert said: ‘We discovered Courtney after an extensive audition process, and he emerged as a very promising future colleague as our next Assistant Conductor.’

Making his major American début with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in 2008, 29-year-old Courtney has worked as Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, and appeared with, among others, the Atlanta Symphony, Washington National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony, Naples Philharmonic and Alabama Symphony Orchestras. He is also a keen advocate of music education, and is the founder and Music Director of Boston’s Discovery Ensemble, a chamber orchestra dedicated to bringing live music into the least privileged parts of Boston.

Courtney can now look forward to working with Alan and all guest conductors during the 2014/15 season, in addition to leading educational events and projects with schools and young people.

27 February 2014