Seven years ago conductor Oliver Zeffman set up the Melos Sinfonia, whose concerts he conducted received glowing reviews.
Zeffman signed up to prestigious agency HarrisonParrott in February of this year.
In 2017, the now 23 year old conductor is mounting a concert performance of George Benjamin’s Written On Skin.
Appearing in the concert performances are are Lauren Fagan, Ross Ramgobin, Patrick Terry, Bethan Langford, and Nick Pritchard whose lead in the RCM International Opera School’s Albert Herring was ‘adorable‘.
This is a billing which makes me bristle. Zeffman is an incredibly exciting prospect whose spirit reinvigorates the sector just by virtue of his drive and determination.
When I think back to what I was conducting when I was 22 years old I shudder a bit.
Take a listen to this live performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod given by the Melos Sinfonia three years ago when Zeffman was 19.
Performances of Written on Skin are on Thursday 19 October, 8pm at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, Friday 20 October, 8.30pm at LSO St Luke’s, London, and 22 October, 8pm at Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg. Tickets available via the Melos Sinfonia website.