The Tapiola Sinfonietta welcomes our new Artist in Association, conductor Ryan Bancroft. He will be providing us with many interesting programmes during his three-year tenure.
On 24 September 2021, he will conduct his first concert, which will include works by our Artist in Residence for the 2021–2022 season, composer Sebastian Fagerlund. The multi-talented Marzi Nyman remains our other Artist in Association alongside Ryan Bancroft.
Ryan Bancroft from the USA gained international recognition by winning 1st prize and the audience prize at the distinguished international Malko Competition for Young Conductors in 2018. He has since made his début with numerous European orchestras and in the North America. In autumn 2020, he took up the post of Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
“It’s an honour to be appointed [Artist in Association] of Tapiola Sinfonietta. During these increasingly difficult times, we look firmly to the arts for joy and consolation; it is heartening that we also look enthusiastically towards the future. In collaborating with this orchestra, I’ve discovered a rare and deeply moving approach to music making: the eagerness to reimagine the concert experience, the dedication to chamber ideals, and the remarkable ‘We are in this together’ outlook. For these reasons, I’m sincerely grateful to the extraordinary artists, staff, and audience for their warm welcome.”
Ryan Bancroft first appeared with the Tapiola Sinfonietta in 2019, and a warm rapport was immediately established between him, the musicians and the administration. He has also been a guest conductor during the 2020/2021 season. The orchestra is enthusiastic about working with Bancroft, whose broad range as a musician in terms of styles and interpretations, besides playing multiple instruments himself, has impressed audiences and critics alike.
“Ryan Bancroft’s initial encounter with the orchestra was electrifying. After the very first rehearsals, the musicians came to us and asked, can Ryan please come again soon? We look eagerly forward to our future collaboration,” says Anna Jaskiewicz, II Manager of the Tapiola Sinfonietta.
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