Angus Webster returns to Ulster Orchestra in BBC Radio 3 Summer Invitation Series

14 Aug 2023

Following a superb debut last summer, British conductor Angus Webster returns to Ulster Orchestra for two further concerts in BBC Radio 3’s summer series at Ulster Hall in Belfast:

16 August 2023 1.05pm, Ulster Hall
Huw Watkins: Dawning
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

18 August 2023 1.05pm, Ulster Hall
Weir, Judith: New Every Morning
Dvořák: Symphony No 8 in G major Op 88

The 18 August concert will be recorded by BBC Radio 3 for delayed broadcast in September 2023. Webster returns yet again to Ulster Orchestra next season for a subscription concert on 26 April 2024, which pairs Bartók’s Violin Concerto (featuring soloist Alena Baeva) with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathetique’ Symphony No. 6.

Recent successes elsewhere include Webster’s subscription debut with Nagoya Philharmonic in 2021/22, conducting Vaughan Williams’ Symphony 5, which led to an immediate re-invitation for 2023/24. Other recent highlights include Osaka Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and regional concerts with Philharmonia Orchestra. Webster’s upcoming plans include returning to Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra following a solid debut conducting Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 2 in 2021, and to Japan with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra in autumn 2023.

In the opera world, Webster recently returned to Glyndebourne Festival to work on their production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, having previously assisted on Così fan tutte with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in 2021 and Le nozze di Figaro in 2022.

After winning the Top Prize & Orchestra Prize at the 2018 Panula Conducting Competition, Angus Webster subsequently studied with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Colburn School in Los Angeles as one of their inaugural Salonen Conducting Fellows.

Photo credit: Olivia Da Costa