Selected for the Deutsche Dirigentenforum in March 2018, conductor Harry Ogg conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in the final of the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition at the Barbican, London, and won the 2nd Prize in the MDR Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition in Leipzig in Autumn 2018. Recent and future projects include conducting concerts with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, performances of Humperdinck's Königskinder at Theater am Revier, Gelsenkirchen, conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in preparation rehearsals for the European Tour Summer 2018 (as well as assisting Edward Gardner on tour) and assisting Tomás Hanus on Prokofiev’s War and Peace at Welsh National Opera.
Other notable projects include conducting performances of Don Giovanni and The Turn of the Screw at Opera Holland Park with the City of London Sinfonia, recordings of Britten’s World War Two Radio Plays with the Hallé Orchestra for NMC Recordings as well as a concerts with the London Mozart Players and the Jena, Hradec Králové and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestras. Harry has also conducted the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra in masterclass with David Zinman.
Further notable opera performances include The Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera, Madama Butterfly for the Aujols Music Festival, Toulouse, opera scenes with postgraduate students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Hänsel und Gretel and Don Giovanni with Sinfonia d’Amici, an ensemble he founded in 2009 and with whom he conducted over 25 concerts.
Harry has worked as an assistant conductor for operas and concerts for Sir Mark Elder, Steuart Bedford, Stuart Stratford, Sir Richard Armstrong, Libor Peek, Graeme Jenkins, Rasmus Baumann, Anthony Negus, Lionel Friend and Martin Yates.
Harry currently studies orchestral conducting with Prof. Nicholas Pasquet and Prof. Ekhart Wycik at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, and previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge. He is an lnternational Opera Awards Young Artist Bursary winner, a recipient of the Deutschland Stipendium and is grateful for support from Help Musicians UK and the Royal Society of Musicians.
“Harry Ogg is a name to conjure and a talent to relish”
Mark Valencia CLASSICAL SOURCE