Wales’s new conductor takes second job

Wales’s new conductor takes second job


norman lebrecht

June 01, 2020

Ryan Bancroft, who is due to start as principal conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales in September, has just picked up a second job.

It’s artistic-in-association of the Tapiola Sinfonietta, in Espoo, Finland, starting a year from now. He will warm up as guest conductor during the coming season, when orchestras in Finland look likely to be a lot busier than those in Wales.



  • batonbaton says:

    good for him, Wales and Finland when things restart

  • Elizabeth Owen says:


    You obviously did not have my pedantic English teacher.

    • Diane says:

      He skirted the possessive with “those”

    • Peter says:

      “Wales’s” is entirely legitimate. For singular proper nouns ending with an “s”, whether one adds another “s” after the apostrophe is a matter of style.

      Hence: “that is James’ book” and “that is James’s book” are both correct. The latter is often preferred on the theory that it reflects how one would tend to say it out loud.