Ben Glassberg studied with Sian Edwards at the Royal Academy of Music in London after completing a degree in music at Cambridge University. He won the Grand Prix and special prizes in the 55th International Young Conductors Competition in Besançon, where the Orchestre national de Lyon played the final round.
A regular guest at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he debuted in summer 2017 with La clemenza di Tito, making him one of the youngest conductors to have performed at this prestigious festival. He returned to Glyndebourne in the summer and autumn of 2018 to conduct Madama Butterfly and La traviata : Behind the Curtain. From the start of the 2019/2020 season, he will be principal conductor of the Glyndebourne Tour, where his first production will be L’elisir d’amore.
Recent appearances include his debuts with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and the London-based Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie in Brussels. In 2019, he will conduct the English National Opera in a new production of Hänsel und Gretel, and make his debut at the Salzburg Festival. Other engagements will include conducting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Musikalische Akademie Mannheim.
At the head of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Ben Glassberg has premiered the new work of Vikki Stone, Concerto for Comedian and Orchestra, which he conducted at the Glastonbury, Latitude and Edinburgh Festivals.
Since the final round of the Besançon international competition, where the Orchestre national de Lyon awarded Ben Glassberg its “orchestra’s favourite” award, the orchestra was keen to support the young conductor as his promising career takes off. After an initial concert series, the orchestra created the title of “associate guest conductor” for him and will begin a close collaboration for three seasons, beginning in 2019/2020.
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Symphonique | ONL
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