On Batons

What’s a conductor’s instrument? The orchestra, or rather, the mind, the score? A stick? It is not only since Disney’s Fantasia that conductors get compared to magicians, and conducting sticks to magic wands. Ever wondered where conductors get their batons...

A Big Heart for “Kleine Herzen”

Jonathan Darlington has been supporting “Kleine Herzen” for more than a year now. The non-profit organization supports children living in economically disadvantaged countries. “I am very excited about having the opportunity to give my wholehearted...

Biography

Jonathan Darlington is Music Director of Vancouver Opera and was Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany from 2002 until 2011. His passionate and refined approach to music making has done much to increase the popularity and artistic quality of...

Why become a conductor?

Why become a conductor? In my case I never set out to be one and, like some of the best things in life, it was an accident. Taking over performances successfully at short notice launched my career. That was the easy part! The difficult part came afterwards: learning...
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