British ex-wunderkind is Canada’s new conductor

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.

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  • Having watched Alexander for several years, it is a wonderful sight to read this post. Congratulations, Alexander and to the Edmonton Symphony!!!!!!

    • Eva Wagner has known AP most of his life and invited him to Bayreuth a few years ago, where I met him during one of our rehearsals. Would CT hire him to conduct there?

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