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Jonathon Heyward


Jonathon Heyward is one of the most exciting conductors on the international scene. He is currently Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Designate of Lincoln Center’s Summer Orchestra, and Chief Conductor of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

Recent and forthcoming highlights include collaborations with the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Brussels Philharmonic, MDR-Leipzig Symphony, Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, and St Louis Symphony. His debut at the 2021 BBC Proms earned five-star reviews and was hailed by The Guardian as “an unforgettable showcase of high-energy collaboration.”

Born in South Carolina, Jonathon studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music, London’s Royal Academy of Music, and was mentored by Sir Mark Elder of The Hallé.

You can see Jonathon Heyward in action on Thursday 23 May at The New Zealand Herald Premier Series: Totally Trumpet

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