Alumn National Master in Orchestral Conducting Leonard Kwon makes his debut with the Concertgebouworkest

On Saturday 25 October Leonard Kwon conducted the Concertgebouworkest in a programme with music of Igor Stravinsky and Theo Loevendie.

Leonard Kwon, born in U.S.A. and raised in South Korea, studied musicology and recorder at Seoul National University of Arts and Korea National University of Arts. He was so inspired by the early music movement and conductors as Frans Brüggen and Nicolas Harnoncourt, that he moved to the Netherlands and received his degree in recorder at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and orchestral conducting at Amsterdam Conservatory.

From 2017 till 2019 he was part of the National Master in Orchestral Conducting program, a joint program of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and Amsterdam Conservatory, mentored by Ed Spanjaard, Jac van Steen and Kenneth Montgomery. Leonard Kwon attended masterclasses by Daniele Gatti, Johannes Schlaefli, Michel Tabachnik, Nicolas Pasquet, Marc Albrecht and Jorma Panula.

Keonard Kwon has been assistant conductor for four productions with Dutch National Opera Academy and was one of the three selected candidates to work with Orchestra of the 18th century during the young conductors project. As a guest conductor he worked with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (on a production of Donizetti’sL’elisir d’amore), the Residentie Orkest and the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra in Korea and has been reinvited by all three orchestras.

Please view a recording of the concert here.