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31 August 2011
A graduate from the School of Music is set to return to Cardiff later this year to make his conducting debut with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Michael Francis, who graduated from the School of Music in 1997, will direct a performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
Considered to be one of the brightest young conducting talents of this time, Michael is currently Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra.
Previous work in the USA has included conducting several leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Oregon Symphony Orchestra. In November 2010 he directed the world premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel for violin and orchestra, with world-renowned Anne-Sophie Mutter as the soloist.
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