Young British conductor Alpesh Chauhan has been nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award at The South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2019. The award recognises the most exciting emerging artistic talent, with 10 nominees selected from across the arts spectrum.

The winner will be decided by a panel of experts and announced at the awards ceremony on Sunday 7 July at the Savoy Hotel in London. The ceremony will be televised on Sky Arts the following week.

Speaking about the nomination, Alpesh Chauhan comments: “I’m delighted to be nominated for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards this year. It’s an honour for me to be the classical category nominee, alongside the other talented nominations for The Times Breakthrough Award. Its been a fantastic year so far, and I look forward to all that's still to come!”

About Alpesh Chauhan

Principal Conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma since autumn 2017, Alpesh Chauhan is praised for his musical insights and natural rapport with the players. He is a regular guest with major orchestras including the BBC orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Orchestre National d’Île de France, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, and the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Born in Birmingham, Alpesh frequently appears with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) where until 2016 he held the position of Assistant Conductor. His recent collaboration with the CBSO, Birmingham Opera Company and Graham Vick for Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk received widespread praise in the press, including five 5* reviews.

About The South Bank Sky Arts Awards

The South Bank Sky Arts Awards is the only ceremony in the world to celebrate every area of the arts, with awards for Literature, Dance, TV Drama, Film, Classical Music, Comedy, Pop, Opera, Visual Art and Theatre. Presented by Lord Melvyn Bragg and now in their 23rd year, they celebrate the very best of talent in the British Arts.


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