International Opera Awards Young Artist Bursary holder and twice-winner of the Brenda Charters Conducting Scholarship, conductor Harry Ogg is highly acclaimed in both opera and concert repertoire. His most notable projects include The Turn of the Screw for Opera Holland Park and a recording of Britten’s World War Two Radio Plays with the Hallé Orchestra for NMC. In the 2016-2017 season, Harry will conduct performances of Don Giovanni for Opera Holland Park, opera scenes with postgraduate students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony with the Tonhalle Orchestra in a masterclass with David Zinman, and will work as a guest member of music staff for Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
Other recent opera performances include The Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera, Pirates of Penzance and Princess Ida with Julian Light Operatic Society, and Hansel and 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 and Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, and has toured over 25 programmes throughout the UK and France with Sinfonia d’Amici.
Harry has worked as assistant conductor to Lionel Friend (Merchant of Venice WNO), Sir Mark Elder (Parsifal: Act Three King’s Chapel Cambridge), Stuart Stratford (Il Trittico OHP), Steuart Bedford (Turn of the Screw OHP), Anthony Negus (Lulu Teatro Comunale di Balzano), and Martin Yates (Don Quixote Royal Ballet). He also worked as assistant conductor and repetiteur with the Wingate Fellowship for ETO's Olivier Award-winning tour of King Priam, Die Zauberflöte, and Paul Bunyan. In concert, Harry has assisted Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner OBE, Sir Richard Armstrong, Graeme Jenkins, Libor Peek, Martin Yates, Toby Purser and Stephen Cleobury. Harry is an experienced repetiteur and vocal coach, working regularly with singers in London.
“Harry Ogg is a name to conjure and a talent to relish”
Mark Valencia CLASSICAL SOURCE