Christopher Allen
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The Solti Foundation U.S. announced the Foundation’s eighth grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, to Christopher Allen, Resident Conductor for Cincinnati Opera. Also announced was an increase of five thousand dollars to $30,000 in what is the largest grant awarded to young American conductors in the United States.

« We are most pleased to announce Christopher Allen will receive this year’s Solti Conducting Award, » stated Board Chair Penny Van Horn. « Christopher, previously recognized with a Career Assistance Award in 2016, exemplifies our objective of supporting talented young American Conductors as they continue to develop their orchestral and operatic conducting skills. His exceptional young career promises to fulfil our goal and extend Sir Georg’s legacy. »

Allen has conducted at many U.S. Opera houses and at the English National Opera.

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