(Cheque Presentation from left to right: Ian Sutherland, Dean MUN School of Music; Brandon Mollon, recipient of NSO RBC Emerging Artist Conductor Fellowship for 2018/19; Ron Beer, representing RBC Foundation; Marc David, NSO Music Director; Hugh Donnan, NSO CEO.)
NSO Announces 2018-19 RBC Emerging Artist Conductor Fellowship
The Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce this week the recipient of this year’s RBC Emerging Artist Conductor Fellowship is Brandon Mollon. The program offered through the orchestra and sponsored by RBC, and in collaboration with the School of Music, offers a fellowship to a graduate instrumental conducting student preparing for a professional career involving conducting.
“Again this year we had a great group of applicants for this fellowship,” said Marc David, Music Director of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. “Brandon rose to the top and I am looking forward to working with and mentoring him. This spring he will also have a chance to conduct the orchestra in concert which is a huge opportunity for a young conductor.”
In addition, through the fellowship, the emerging artist will have the opportunity to work with established local professional musicians and celebrated guest artists.
Mr. Mollon will hold the position of RBC Emerging Artist Conductor for the 2018-19 season. In addition to working with the NSO, he will also support the educational work of the orchestra, assisting with upcoming educational projects this spring including the Sing-In / Play-In Jam Sessions in January.
“I am so pleased for this opportunity to work with the orchestra and Marc and to gain valuable conducting experience this year,” said Mr. Mollon. “It was an amazing experience already to be involved in Masterworks 2 and the Messiah both with guest conductors who certainly brought their own experiences to share with me.”
Stay tuned for information on where and when Mr. Mollon will take the podium to conduct the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Many thanks to the RBC Foundation for their support which makes this program possible.
For more information please visit: www.nsomusic.ca
Hugh Donnan, CEO