Appointed Leverhulme Conducting Fellow and Assistant Conductor at BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
‘I am thrilled to join the family of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as the Leverhulme Conducting Fellow. I look forward to being assistant conductor to music director Thomas Dausgaard, learning from the musicians of BBCSSO ... I look forward with great anticipation and excitement to enrich the musical life in Glasgow starting this season.’
Alvin was the first musical assistant on the production of Parsifal, a landmark production celebrating Indiana Opera and Ballet Theater's bicentennial season. Renowned singers Kristinn Sigmundsson and Mark Delavan are casted. Find out more about this opera of life, sin, compassion, redemption in Alvin's instagram videos and blog!
Fellowship at Salzburg Festival and Cabrillo Music Festival
Alvin was named Bruno Walter Conducting fellow at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in July, during which he premiered new works. He was also invited by members of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to attend ,as Ansbacher Conducting Fellow, rehearsals and concerts exclusively at Salzburg Festival during August 2019. Pictured above is vice chairman of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Steinberger, who acted as his mentor during the residency.