Enyi Okpara

After two days of auditions with 8 finalists competing for the position of Assistant Conductor, the winner was selected by a vote from the Orchestra’s musicians. And this winner is Enyi Okpara.

The bursary-supported training position is designed to provide a platform to launch a professional career through performance opportunities and mentoring, including from the Orchestra’s guest conductors and musicians, which include incoming Chief Conductor Mark Wigglesworth, Principal Guest Conductor Chloé van Soeterstède, and Associate Guest Conductor David Hill.

Currently based in London, Okpara studied an MA in Orchestral Conducting with Sian Edwards at the Royal Academy of Music, where he held the Derek Butler Award. He is Conductor-in-Residence with the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, alongside positions with Camden Youth Choir, Elysium Music, ARK Music, and Havant Symphony Orchestra.

The Assistant Conductor program is funded by The Calleva Foundation.

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