Jamie Phillips announced as new Assistant Conductor at the Hallé Orchestra
Published: 25 June 2012
Jamie Phillips has today been named Assistant Conductor at the Hallé Orchestra.
Phillips will take up the two year tenure in September 2012 at the start of the Hallé’s new season. Working with Sir Mark Elder, the Hallé’s Music Director, Jamie will help prepare concerts, conduct Hallé concerts in Manchester and around the country, and act as Music Director and Conductor of the Hallé Youth Orchestra.
Sir Mark Elder said: “We are all very thrilled to welcome Jamie into the Hallé family, and look forward to working with him closely over the coming years."
Born in Cheshire in 1991, Jamie Phillips attracted considerable attention as the youngest competitor in the 2011 Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors in France, when he reached the semi-finals whilst still a student at the University of Manchester and Royal Northern College of Music. More recently as the youngest of the three finalists in the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2012 in Salzburg, he was invited to conduct the Camerata Salzburg at the 2013 Salzburg Festival.
In July 2012, Jamie Phillips will participate as a conducting guest at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Intermusica artist Rory Macdonald also held the position of Assistant Conductor at the Hallé and during his tenure, 2006-2008, he conducted over 50 concerts with the orchestra.