Harry Ogg CONDUCTOR
British conductor Harry Ogg takes up the position of Kapellmeister at Deutsche Oper am Rhein and in the 2022/23 season conducts Die Tote Stadt, Tosca, Don Giovanni, Hänsel und Gretel and Die Zauberflöte, among others.
This season also sees Harry make debuts with Münchner Philharmoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, including his Elbphilharmonie debut, Les Siècles, Orchestre de chambre de Paris and Bergen Philharmonic. Having debuted only last season Harry returns to Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, SWR Symphonieorchester and Dresden Philharmonie.
Previous highlights include debuts with WDR Sinfonieorchester, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Nürnburger Symphoniker, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal and Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse. Harry stepped in to conduct a recording session with Bergen Philharmonic and Leif Ove Andsnes, recorded Britten’s World War Two Radio Plays with Hallé Orchestra. Harry has also led concerts with London Mozart Players and the Jena, Hradec Králové and North Czech Philharmonic Orchestras.
Harry was awarded joint 3rd Prize at the 2020 Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg and awarded 2nd Prize in the 2018 MDR Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition in Leipzig. Harry was a finalist in the 2018 Donatella Flick competition, from which François-Xavier Roth, who was on the jury, invited Harry to be his Musikalischer Assistent at Gürzenich Orchester Köln. Highlights of Harry’s three-year tenure include him stepping-in last minute for Francios-Xavier and Nicolas Collon respectively, both concerts garnering significant acclaim in the local press. Harry has also assisted Sir Simon Rattle with London Symphony Orchestra.
Equally at home on the operatic stage, Harry has led performances of Humperdink’s Königskinder at Theater am Revier Gelsenkirchen, Don Giovanni and Turn of the Screw at Opera Holland Park with City of London Sinfonia, The Cunning Little Vixenwith British Youth Opera, Madama Butterfly for Aujols Music Festival in Toulouse. Last Season Harry assisted Ed Gardner for a production of Peter Grimes at Bayerische Staatsoper and Karina Canellakis for Eugene Onegin at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
In collaboration with the Donatella Flick-LSO Conducting Competition Harry held the position of Associate Conductor at Welsh National Opera (WNO) for the 2019/20 season, which saw Harry lead a production of Carmen and assist Tomáš Hanus on Prokofiev’s War and Peace at the Royal Opera House.
On the Forum Dirigieren’s “Maestros von Morgen” list, he is also 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 studied orchestral conducting with Professor Nicolás Pasquet and Professor Ekhart Wycik at the Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, and previously read music at Clare College, Cambridge.