Two of 3 new LA conductors are women

The LA Phil has announced its next set of members of the Dudamel Fellowship Program. They are Tianyi Lu, Ruth Reinhardt and Jonathon Heyward.

Tianyi Lu (pic), originally from Shanghai, is a New Zealander. Ruth Reinhardt, a Juilliard grad from Saarbrücken, is currently Jaap van Zweden’s Assistant Conductor at the Dallas Symphony. Jonathon Heyward is Mark Elder’s Assistant Conductor at the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester.

Past grads of the Dudamel Fellowship include Joshua Weilersten, Jamie Philips, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Elim Chan, Gemma New and Kahchun Wong, all well launched on international careers.

The future is bright, and more equal than the present.


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