British ex-wunderkind is Canada’s new conductormain
The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has named Alexander Prior to succeed Bill Eddins as chief conductor, it has just been announced.
Prior, 24, made his name a decade ago, composing in a late-romantic style and conducting his works in Russia. I wrote about him at the time.
Since then, the going has got a lot harder. He will start in Edmonton in 2017-18.