Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall will be one of 24 participants from around the world to compete in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 Malko Competition for Young Conductors in April. The 28-year-old conductor was selected from among 566 entrants from around the world, joining participants from 17 countries who will battle it out on the podium of the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen from April 20 to 27. First Prize includes a cheque for 20,000 Euros and a contract with 25 symphony orchestras.

“I’m very excited to have been selected as a participant in the Malko Competition,” Aspinall told Limelight. “It’s a great test for any young conductor to be at such an event in front of one of the world’s great orchestras.”

Nathan Aspinall Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall

Aspinall, who studied French horn and conducting at the University of Queensland and orchestral conducting with Hugo Wolff at the New England Conservatory in Boston, is currently the Associate Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He has previously been Young Conductor with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, assisting Johannes Fritzsch, and has acted as Assistant Conductor for Opera Queensland. He has conducted the Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland and Tasmanian...

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