Artistic: National Symphony

Posted on: April 6, 2011

The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. has announced the appointment of ANKUSH KUMAR BAHL to a two-year term as assistant conductor, effective with the 2011-12 season.  His duties will include leading community engagement concerts and participating in NSO training programs; conducting one of the NSO’s three Family Concerts and two weeks of its Young People’s Concerts; and serving as cover conductor for Music Director Christoph Eschenbach.  A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Bahl is currently an assistant conductor with the Orchestre National de France. He recently completed five years as music director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. His experience includes assistant conductor posts at the Royal Concertgebouw, Prague Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and New York Youth Symphony. Bahl received a double degree in music and rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree in conducting from the Manhattan School of Music. He received further training as a fellow at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Music Festival and School.

Posted April 6, 2011