Described by The Telegraph as “phenomenally promising”, the young British conductor Oliver Zeffman has recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and was the youngest of eight nominees for the Néstle-Salzburg Young Conductor’s Award in 2015.
This season Oliver makes his debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and at West Green House Opera, conducting Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
Oliver has worked with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, assisting conductors such as Ed Gardner, David Zinman and Manfred Honeck, and has also assisted Sir Mark Elder at the Hallé. At the request of Daniel Harding he recently undertook a number of rehearsals for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the New Japan Philharmonic. Having originally studied History and Russian at Durham University, Oliver also spent a year at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory under the direction of Alexander Polishchuk and has since taken part in masterclasses at the Tanglewood Music Centre and with the London Sinfonietta.
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