Tom Fetherstonhaugh
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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has appointed Tom Fetherstonhaugh, 24, as its new Assistant Conductor for the 2022-2023 season. He won a vote made by the orchestra’s musicians and succeeds Marta Gardolinska who was appointed as Music Director of Opéra national de Lorraine last year.

The bursary-supported training position is designed to offer a platform to build professional experience through performance opportunities and mentoring from the BSO’s world-leading conductors and musicians, which include Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits, Principal Guest Conductor Mark Wigglesworth, and Associate Guest Conductor David Hill.

Fetherstonhaugh trained with Roland Melia and Sian Edward at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with Distinction in 202, and is the founder of Fantasia Orchestra. He started his musical journey with the Suzuki method of violin playing. He was a chorister of Westminster Abbey. As a treble, he performed at the Royal Opera House, had solo roles at English National Opera, and sang on numerous film soundtracks. Tom made his BBC Proms debut aged 13 as a soloist in Mahler’s ‘Das Klagende Lied’ conducted by Edward Gardner.

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