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Three new music staff to join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September

Three British conductors and répétiteurs were selected from a search spanning 20 countries worldwide.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

30 March 2016 at 1.04pm | 3 Comments

Three new members of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme have been announced.

British conductor/répétiteur James Hendry, British associate répétiteur Nick Fletcher and British ballet conductor Matthew Scott Rogers will join the programme for two years starting in September 2016.

The audition process for the selection of the Jette Parker Young Artists music staff began in October last year in a search that included 68 applicants from 20 countries worldwide.

Hendry and Fletcher were chosen from 14 other opera conductors and répétiteurs in the final rounds of auditions, by a panel of judges including Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano and Artistic Director of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme David Gowland.

Scott Rogers was chosen from seven ballet conductors and pianists who made it to The Royal Ballet’s auditions, by a panel which also included Conductor and Music Director of The Royal Ballet Koen Kessels.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme supports the artistic development of young professional singers, conductors, directors and répétiteurs at the start of their careers.  During their two-year placement, young directors and répétiteurs of the programme join music and directing staff of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet.

Five new singers also join the Programme in September. Read more about the new Young Artists.

The three new music staff replace conductor/répétiteur Jonathan Santagada and ballet pianist Colin J. Scott, who leave the Programme in July 2016 – but will return to work for The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet in 2016/17 Season.

The Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is supported by Oak Foundation. Find out more about the programme.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Kate Tavener responded on 1 April 2016 at 3:10pm Reply

    Fantastic! Congratulations Nick, we are extremely impressed. All good wishes for September.
    Richard & kate

  2. Sue Cutler responded on 4 April 2016 at 1:10pm Reply

    Wow, we will be working with a STAR! Congratulations, firstly to the appointment and secondly to beating off the competition.
    We are immensely proud of you James.

    Lots of love, from Norfolk xx

  3. Helena Shipston responded on 16 April 2016 at 10:21am Reply

    Well done Nick. What a fabulous gift to have. Grandma always knew you would do well.
    Helena Shipston

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