May 2, 2018
Coffee 10am | Conversation 10:30am
Vancouver Academy of Music
Tuning In with
William Eddins is the Music Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a frequent guest conductor of major orchestras throughout the world. Recent highlights for Mr. Eddins include opening the 2014 Boston Symphony Tanglewood season with soprano Reneé Fleming, conducting the RAI Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale on Italian television and leading Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with Opera de Lyon. In 2012 he led the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in a Carnegie Hall concert as part of the Spring for Music Festival.
He was Principal Guest Conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland) from 2001 to 2006. In Europe he has conducted the Berlin Staatskapelle, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. He has also conducted the Natal Philharmonic on tour of South Africa with soprano Renee Fleming, as well as the orchestras of Perth and Adelaide in Australia.
Mr. Eddins is an accomplished pianist and chamber musician. He regularly play-conducts from the piano in works by Mozart, Beethoven, Gershwin and Ravel.