The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced the four conductors who will participate in the 2019/20 Dudamel Fellowship Program: Hilo Carriel, Marta Gardolinska, Enluis Montes Olivar, and Anna Rakitina.

Born and raised in the state of Amazonas, in northern of Brazil, Hilo Carriel is a pianist and conductor with a strong connection to the vocal and choral repertoire.

Selected as one of the five finalists of 2019 CSO Sir Georg Solti Competition, he was the recipient of the prestigious Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Conducting Fellowship in 2018/19.

Marta Gardolinska was born in 1988 in Warsaw, Poland and currently holds the post of Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In October 2018, she stood in at the last minute to make her acclaimed subscription debut with the BSO and will lead the orchestra in a variety of concerts and educational activities over the coming seasons.

In 2015, she was named Principal Conductor of the Akademischer Orchesterverein Wien and during the 2017/18 season, she held the position of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of TU-Orchester Wien.

Enluis Montes Olivar was born in 1996 in Venezuela. He comes from the new generation of young conductors of El Sistema. Montes made his podium debut in 2007 at the age of 11, leading the Guanare Youth and Children’s Symphonic Orchestra and Choir.

Montes was Musical Director of the Franco Medina Youth Symphony Orchestra between 2014 and early 2017, as well as the Lara’s Children’s Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Enluis was also Assistant Director of Lara’s Youth Symphony between 2016 and 2017. He is currently Deputy Musical Director of the Orchestral and Choral Management Department of the Simón Bolívar Musical Foundation.

The young Russian conductor Anna Rakitina has been appointed assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by its Music Director Andris Nelsons, for a two-year term beginning with the 2019/20 season, and will thus become only the second woman assistant conductor in the Boston Symphony’s history.

Second-prize winner of the 2018 Malko competition in Copenhagen, third-prize winner of the 2017 Deutscher Dirigentenpreis in Cologne, and third-prize winner of the 2015 TCO International Conducting Competition in Taipei, she co-founded the Moscow-based Affrettando Chamber Orchestra.

Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide an opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their metier and enrich their musical experience.

  • Pizzicato

  • Archives