Mark Wigglesworth, conductor Bio
Born in Sussex, England, Mark Wigglesworth studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and won the Kondrashin Conducting Competition in Amsterdam in 1989. Since then, he has worked with many of the leading European orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome, Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic. He has also appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Amsterdam Mahler Festival and the BBC Proms. Wigglesworth has held positions as Music Director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Opera Factory in London. He recently completed recordings all of the Shostakovich Symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic for BIS.