Edmon Levon is an orchestral conducting postgraduate from the renowned Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (supported by the Pidem Fund) and former student of the prestigious Dutch National Master’s in Orchestral Conducting (supported by the Kersjes Fonds). He stands out for his sharp hearing and thorough search of orchestral colours, dynamics and musical phrasings as well as for his efficient rehearsal technique thanks to his wide orchestral experience as a professional violinist. 

 

Edmon Levon is an orchestral conducting postgraduate from the renowned Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (supported by the Pidem Fund) and former student of the prestigious Dutch National Master’s in Orchestral Conducting (supported by the Kersjes Fonds). He stands out for his sharp hearing and thorough search of orchestral colours, dynamics and musical phrasings as well as for his efficient rehearsal technique thanks to his wide orchestral experience as a professional violinist. 

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He has conducted the Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest the Hague, South Netherlands Philharmonic, National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Argovia Philharmonic, Granada City Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic and Ruse Philharmonic.

As the main conductor of the Northern Lusofonia Orchestra in 2015-2017, Edmon conducted numerous UK premières by Spanish and Portuguese composers such as Òscar Colomina, Luís de Freitas Branco, Federico de Freitas, Victorino D’Almeida, Eurico Carrapatoso and Joly Bragas Santos. Moved by his Bulgarian heritage, he is currently involved in a research project aiming to locate and bring to Western audiences masterpieces and seemingly lost works by Balkan composers such as Petko Staynov, Pancho Vladigerov, Dimitar Nenov, Veselin Stoyanov and Henri Lazarof.

Edmon was selected to participate in masterclasses with Daniele Gatti, Juanjo Mena, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder and Ivor Bolton. His conducting mentors have been Jac van Steen, Ed Spanjaard and Kenneth Montgomery.

As a violinist, he graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Granada obtaining the Special Award for Excellence in Academic Performance and later he completed a postgraduate at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar under Prof. Marius Sima. Co-author of two books of violin scales for students in all levels, in 2009 he became the youngest violinist ever to win the auditions for a permanent position at the Granada City Orchestra, orchestra with which he has performed as a soloist on three occasions.

He has conducted the Netherlands Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest the Hague, South Netherlands Philharmonic, National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Argovia Philharmonic, Granada City Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic and Ruse Philharmonic.

As the main conductor of the Northern Lusofonia Orchestra in 2015-2017, Edmon conducted numerous UK premières by Spanish and Portuguese composers such as Òscar Colomina, Luís de Freitas Branco, Federico de Freitas, Victorino D’Almeida, Eurico Carrapatoso and Joly Bragas Santos. Moved by his Bulgarian heritage, he is currently involved in a research project aiming to locate and bring to Western audiences masterpieces and seemingly lost works by Balkan composers such as Petko Staynov, Pancho Vladigerov, Dimitar Nenov, Veselin Stoyanov and Henri Lazarof.

Edmon was selected to participate in masterclasses with Daniele Gatti, Juanjo Mena, Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder and Ivor Bolton. His conducting mentors have been Jac van Steen, Ed Spanjaard and Kenneth Montgomery.

As a violinist, he graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Granada obtaining the Special Award for Excellence in Academic Performance and later he completed a postgraduate at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar under Prof. Marius Sima. Co-author of two books of violin scales for students in all levels, in 2009 he became the youngest violinist ever to win the auditions for a permanent position at the Granada City Orchestra, orchestra with which he has performed as a soloist on three occasions.

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