John Wilson
Photo: RTE

Irish Broadcaster RTÉ today announced John Wilson as Principal Conductor Designate of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Wilson has been the RTÉ CO’s Principal Guest Conductor since 2009. He will succeed David Brophy as RTÉ CO Principal Conductor in January 2014.

Born in Gateshead on Tyneside in 1972, Wilson studied composition and conducting at the Royal College of Music, where he won all the major conducting prizes and the coveted Tagore Gold Medal for the most outstanding student. He has since established an enviable reputation as a conductor, arranger and scholar, and is recognised internationally as an expert in the fields of light music, jazz and music for screen.

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