Jonathon Heyward

In January 2021, the 26-year-old American conductor Jonathon Heyward will become Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie (NWD) in Herford. Heyward has already received critical acclaim for his work as the Hallé’s Assistant Conductor and guest conducting engagements in Europe, Asia and the United States. The latter embraced concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as a Dudamel Conducting Fellow and recent debuts with, among others, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Halle, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Saint-Étienne.

Jonathon Heyward intends to embrace the full range of the NWD’s work across the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition to its regular series in Herford, the orchestra reaches out to smaller cities such as Paderborn, Gütersloh and Detmold, and it has a really strong tradition of international touring.”


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