David Afkham to Make Hollywood Bowl Debut with Beethoven and Brahms, 8/29
David Afkham, The Hollywood Bowl, Beethoven, Brahms
Former DudaMel Conducting Fellow David Afkham makes his Hollywood Bowl debut leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of music by Beethoven and Brahms, Tuesday, August 29, at 8 pm. Acclaimed British pianist and Beethoven specialist Paul Lewis performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, in a program that features other audience favorites - Brahms' Tragic Overture and Symphony No. 2.
David Afkham is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the most sought after conductors to emerge from Germany in recent years. The past two years saw highly successful debut engagements with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, DSO-Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker, Spanish National Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Seattle Symphony. Afkham also stepped in at short notice for an indisposed Ingo Metzmacher to lead the Gustav Mahler Jungendorchester's extensive 2012 Easter tour, attracting unanimous critical acclaim in major cities around Europe. In May 2013, Afkham was appointed as the next Principal Conductor of the Spanish National Orchestra, a tenure which will begin in the 2014/15 season. Prior to that, Afkham was a DudaMel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 2010/11 season, and Assistant Conductor of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester for three years, a tenure which ended in Summer 2012.