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Bertie Baigent
Bertie Baigent


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About Bertie

Music Director: Waterperry Opera Festival

In June 2022 Bertie Baigent won the Grand Prix at the inaugural International Conducting Competition in Rotterdam, along with the Classical and Symphonic prizes.

The 2023/24 season sees Bertie debut with the London Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Bruckner Orchester Linz and Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century. He also returns to the City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic (for his subscription debut) and Glyndebourne Festival Opera (for performances of Handel’s Messiah).

Bertie has been Music Director of Waterperry Opera Festival since 2017. There and elsewhere he has conducted productions of Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Dido and Aeneas and Partenope – directing the latter two from the harpsichord. He made his Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut in summer 2023, stepping in to conduct Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.

Born in 1995, Bertie studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He was awarded the Orchestra Prize by the New Japan Philharmonic at the Tokyo International Conducting Competition in 2021.

Bertie is based in London
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Season Highlights

Nov 2023
Tampere-talo, Tampere
Herrmann: Vertigo Suite Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue interval Barber: Adagio for Strings Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Janne Mertanen (piano) Tampere Philharmonic
Nov 2023
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto interval Emilie Mayer: Overture No. 2 in D major Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Olga Pashchenko (piano) Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Nov 2023
Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
Beethoven: Fidelio Overture Mozart: Clarinet Concerto interval Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 London Philharmonic Orchestra