Harry Ogg CONDUCTOR
British conductor Harry Ogg continues to establish himself on both the operatic and symphonic stages. Opening the 2023/24
season with his Oper Köln debut, Harry leads the world premiere production of Frank Pesci’s The Strangers , also returning in December to take over two performances of Hänsel und Gretel from François-Xavier Roth. His second season as Kapellmeister of Deutsche Oper am Rhein sees Harry conduct Madam a Butterfly , La Traviata and La Cenerentola , among others. This follows a successful inaugural season that included Die Tote Stadt , Tosca , Don Giovanni , Hänsel und Gretel and Die Zauberflöte.
On the symphonic stage Harry made his Concertgebouw debut this season, stepping in at the last minute for Ivor Bolton to conduct Gürzenich Orchester Köln. Harry also stepped in for Mark Minkowski making his debut with Staatsorchester Braunschweig. Further debuts include Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, for which Harry leads a world premiere of Frank Schwemmer’s new opera, as well as Bruckernaus Orchester Linz and George Enescu Philharmonic. Returns include Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and Hamburger Symphoniker.
The 2022/23 season saw Harry make debuts with Münchner Philharmoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Les Siècles, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Bergen Philharmonic and return to Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, SWR Symphonieorchester and Dresden Philharmonie.
Other recent highlights include debuts with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Nürnburger Symphoniker, Kammerorchester des WDR Sinfonieorchesters, Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, and Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse.
After being a finalist in the 2018 Donatella Flick-LSO Conducting Competition Harry was invited by François- Xavier Roth, who was on the jury, 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.
In collaboration with the Donatella Flick Competition Harry held the position of Associate Conductor at Welsh National Opera for the 2019/20 season, which saw him lead a production of Carmen and assist Tomáš Hanus on Prokofiev’s War and Peace at the Royal Opera House. Harry has also assisted Sir Simon Rattle, Edward Gardner, Daniel Harding, Sir Mark Elder and Karina Canellakis.
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.
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.