Selected for the Deutsche Dirigentenforum in March 2018, conductor Harry Ogg conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in the final of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competitoin in November 2018 and is an lnternational Opera Awards Young Artist Bursary winner. His notable projects include conducting performances of Don Giovanni and The Turn of the Screw at Opera Holland Park with the City of London Sinfonia, recordings of Britten’s World War Two Radio Plays with the Hallé Orchestra for NMC Recordings as well as a concerts with the London Mozart Players and the Jena, Hradec Králové and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestras.
In Autumn 2018, Harry conducts performances of Humperdinck’s Königskinder at Theater am Revier, Gelsenkirchen, is a finalist in the MDR Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition and assists Tomá Hanus on Prokofiev’s War and Peace at Welsh National Opera.
Recently, Harry conducted the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in preparation rehearsals for Edward Gardner’s European Tour in Summer 2018, Madama Butterfly for the Aujols Music Festival, Toulouse, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra in masterclass with David Zinman and the Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestra in masterclass with Gunter Kahlert. Last season Harry also worked as a guest member of music staff for the Royal Opera House, London and for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf.
Other recent opera performances include The Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera, opera scenes with postgraduate students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Hänsel und Gretel and Don Giovanni with Sinfonia d’Amici, an ensemble he founded in 2009. Harry has conducted many British ensembles including the London Mozart Players, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chamber Orchestra and Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, and has toured over 25 programmes throughout the UK and France with Sinfonia d’Amici.
Harry has worked as an assistant conductor for Edward Gardner, Sir Mark Elder, Steuart Bedford, Stuart Stratford, Sir Richard Armstrong, Libor Peek, Graeme Jenkins, Anthony Negus, Lionel Friend and Martin Yates (amongst others), for ensembles and opera companies including the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hallé Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, the Royal Ballet and Teatro Comunale di Bolzano.
Harry currently studies orchestral conducting with Prof. Nicholas Pasquet at the Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar, and previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge.
“Harry Ogg is a name to conjure and a talent to relish”
Mark Valencia CLASSICAL SOURCE