British conductor Matthew Scott Rogers joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the start of the 2016/17 Season as Ballet Conductor. In his first Season he conducted part of the Young Artists’ Summer Performance, worked as assistant conductor with The Royal Ballet on La Fille mal gardée, Anastasia, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude/Tarantella/Strapless/Symphonic Dances and The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand for The Royal Ballet and joined the music staff of The Royal Opera for La traviata and Madama Butterfly. In the 2017/18 Season he conducts part of the Young Artists’ Summer Performance and acts as assistant conductor on The Judas Tree, Sylvia, The Nutcracker, Giselle and Swan Lake, and joins The Royal Opera music staff for several productions. Engagements before joining the Programme included working with the music staff of The Royal Ballet on the Company’s tour to Japan in summer 2016.
Rogers studied conducting with Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Bernard Haitink and Christopher Seaman. He studied at the Sibelius Academy with Jorma Panula, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the University of Glasgow and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Conducting engagements include with New York City Ballet Orchestra at the David H. Koch Theater, with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as a member of the Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program, La traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor for Winslow Hall Opera, Così fan tutte for Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Charles Coleman’s Violin Concerto for the Pärnu Music Festival (European premiere), a tour to Bucharest with BBC Concert Orchestra and concerts in Estonia with VU-Orkest and Estonian National Youth Orchestra.
Rogers has worked with conductors including Stéphane Denève, John Eliot Gardiner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Donald Runnicles and Ilan Volkov.
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