League announces conductors for 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview

Posted on: January 22, 2020

Six conductors have been chosen to participate in the League of American Orchestras’ 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, April 1 and 2 in New Orleans. The conductors will lead the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra over two days of rehearsals, culminating in a free public concert at the Orpheum Theater. The League’s Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview provides conductors the opportunity to showcase their abilities for search committees, artist managers, and audiences. The 2020 conductors are: Bertie Baigent, assistant conductor, Colorado Symphony; Tong Chen, assistant conductor, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; Gonzalo Farias, associate conductor, Jacksonville Symphony; Norman Huynh, associate conductor, Oregon Symphony; Yuwon Kim, conducting fellow, Curtis Institute of Music; and François López-Ferrer, assistant conductor, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. They were chosen from a pool of more than 150 applicants. Since 1995, the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview has showcased 90 conductors, with more than 50 orchestras making conductor/music director appointments as a direct result. The 2020 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is made possible by generous grants from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more and register by March 26 for the 2020 National Conductor Preview.