Selected for the Deutsche Dirigentenforum in March 2018, conductor Harry Ogg is an International Opera Awards Young Artist Bursary holder and twice-winner of the Brenda Charters Conducting Scholarship. His most notable projects include The Turn of the Screw for Opera Holland Park and a recording of Britten’s World War Two Radio Plays with the Hallé Orchestra for NMC. In recent and future performances Harry conducts Don Giovanni for Opera Holland Park, Madama Butterfly for the Aujols Music Festival, opera scenes with postgraduate students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Dvorak’s Seventh Symphony with the Tonhalle Orchestra in a masterclass with David Zinman, and works as a guest member of music staff for the Mark-Anthony Turnage's Coraline for the Royal Opera House, London, and for Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf.
Harry has recently joined the conducting class of Professor Nicolas Pasquet at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik, Weimar, and he will conduct the Jena Philharmonie, Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha as well as the Hradec Králové Philharmonic and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestras in concerts and masterclasses during the 2017/18 season.
Other recent opera performances include The Cunning Little Vixen with British Youth Opera, Pirates of Penzance and Princess Ida with Julian Light Operatic Society, and Hansel and Gretel and Don Giovanni with Sinfonia d’Amici, an ensemble he founded in 2009. Harry has conducted many British ensembles including the London Mozart Players, Haydn Chamber Orchestra and Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra, and has toured over 25 programmes throughout the UK and France with Sinfonia d’Amici. Harry has worked as assistant conductor to Lionel Friend (Merchant of Venice WNO), Sir Mark Elder (Parsifal: Act Three King’s Chapel Cambridge), Stuart Stratford (Il Trittico OHP), Steuart Bedford (Turn of the Screw OHP), Anthony Negus (Lulu Teatro Comunale di Balzano), and Martin Yates (Don Quixote Royal Ballet). He also worked as assistant conductor and repetiteur with the Wingate Fellowship for ETO's Olivier Award-winning tour of King Priam, Die Zauberflöte, and Paul Bunyan. In concert, Harry has assisted Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner OBE, Sir Richard Armstrong, Graeme Jenkins, Libor Peek, Martin Yates, Toby Purser and Stephen Cleobury. Harry is an experienced repetiteur and vocal coach. Harry is grateful for the support for Help Musicians and the Royal Society of Musicians.
“Harry Ogg is a name to conjure and a talent to relish”
Mark Valencia CLASSICAL SOURCE