Guest Conductors

Johann Stuckenbruck

Assistant Artistic Director of Vox Vanguard and Music Director of the KCL Chamber Orchestra, Johann Stuckenbruck performs regularly in concerts and opera around the UK and has recently made debuts with the Hallé Orchestra at Bridgewater Hall and with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Northern Aldborough Festival. Upon graduating with distinction in Orchestral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, he performed as second conductor in the world premiere of ‘Belongings’ by Lewis Murphy at Glyndebourne among conducting a tour with Vox Vanguard, making his debut with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra and performing as second conductor to Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra on La Damnation de Faust at the Edinburgh Festival.

Among his work at Glyndebourne, Johann conducts regularly in opera with recent highlights including giving the world premiere of Joanna Lee’s No Sound Ever Dies at Brooklands Museum, conducting a Lucia di Lammermoor with Fulham Opera, a La Cenerentola at the Bedford Park Festival and a run of Kurt Weill’s The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken with University College London. In 2019, Johann will return to Glyndebourne as assistant conductor on their festival production of Il barbiere di Siviglia.
A supporter of new music, Johann has developed a continuing relationship with composers from the Royal Academy of Music and is regularly invited to premiere works at the Academy such as the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Vasilis Alevizos, Tim Bowers’ Guitar Concerto and will give the premiere of Rafael Marino Arcano’s Concerto for Guitar in 2019. In addition, he recently recorded the film score to DIVA, a short film with nominations at the Milan and LA Film Festivals including Best Original Score by Vasilis Alevizos.
After reading Music at King’s College London, Johann won a scholarship to study Orchestral Conducting with Sian Edwards at the Royal Academy of Music where he was recipient of the ASRAM Prize. During his time at the Academy, he participated in masterclasses and music festivals around the world leading him to study with Daniele Gatti, Marin Alsop, Giancarlo Guerrero and Arvo Volmer.

Peter Selwyn

Peter studied Modern Languages at Cambridge and piano at the RAM. Primarily known for his work in opera, he has a repertoire of well over 120, of which he has conducted around 60, in Germany, where from 1999-2005 he was Head of Music and Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Nürnberg, for UK companies including Welsh National Opera, Opera North, English Touring Opera and Opera Holland Park and in Australia, Singapore, Hungary and the Czech Republic. As conductor, his repertoire ranges from Die Walküre, Salome, Jenufa and Peter Grimes, through numerous works of Verdi and Puccini, to the major operas of Mozart, Gluck and Purcell. As symphonic conductor he has worked with the Wiener Symphoniker, Nürnberger Philharmoniker and the Orchestra dell’ Teatro Comunale diBologna, as well as with numerous UK orchestras including Orchestra of Opera North, City of London Sinfonia, Southbank Sinfonia and Aurora. As assistant conductor he worked for three seasons on the millennial Ring Cycle at Bayreuth, at the Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals, at Covent Garden, ENO, Glyndebourne and at the Hamburg, Strasbourg and Oslo opera houses. Major conductors he has assisted include Valerij Gergiev, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Adam Fisher and Sirs Andrew Davis, Mark Elder and Richard Armstrong He is co-founder and an Artistic Director of the Internationales Kammermusikfestival Nürnberg for whom he has conducted numerous Britten operas, two opera world premieres, and a wide concert repertoire.

Peter has been a Professor at the RCM since 2005, where he coaches on the International Opera School and Masters Programmes. He has recently also joined the coaching staff of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the ROH and of the Glyndebourne Academy.Recent and future projects include Das Rheingold (inthe Jonathan Dove arrangement) at the Grimeborn Festival, where his conducting of last year’s The Rape of Lucretia received the OFFIE Best Opera Production award. He assisted Anthony Negus on Das Rheingold at Longborough Festival Opera and will return forfuture instalments of the Ring Cycle. He joined the ROH music staff for the recent Ring Cycle and the Opera North music staff for Gianni Schicchi, Cavalleria Rusticana, Katja Kabanova and Osud.