Alpesh Chauhan Appointed New Associate Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Patrick Allen)

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has announced that Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed the new Associate Conductor.

Chauhan has performed a wide-ranging repertoire with the BBC SSO, which includes works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Gustav Mahler, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Jan Sibelius, and Leoš Janáček, among others.

“I’m so excited to be taking up this position with the BBC SSO. I’ve had a wonderful relationship with the orchestra over the last few years, right from the very beginning of my career when I stepped in for a last-minute cancellation. The orchestra was so welcoming, and from our first rehearsals together, I immediately felt a powerful musical connection,” said Chauhan in a press release.

“I’m looking forward to developing exciting programs, working on our musical ideas and giving memorable concerts together. It’s a privilege to be able to conduct the BBC SSO these two weeks as we come out of this moment of unease with Covid-19 and we’re all looking forward to making music together as a group once again,” added the British conductor.

Chauhan will lead the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the performance on August 26, with a program that will include Hindemith’s Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” and Schönberg’s “Verklärte Nacht.”

Chauhan’s new position as the Associate Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will run until fall 2023.