EDMON LEVON

CONDUCTOR


Edmon Levon (Sofia, 1988) is a Spanish orchestral conductor who got great success on his recent debuts with the Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Extremadura Orchestra and Córdoba City Orchestra. He has also conducted orchestras such as the Tonhalle- Orchestra Zürich, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Netherlands Philharmonic, the Hague Resident Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic,
Moscow Philharmonic and Granada City Orchestra (with which he has also performed as a violin soloist on three occasions).

He has seen success at various international conducting contests, being recently awarded the Third Prize at the „Llíria City of Music” International Conducting Competition and becoming the only Spanish conductor to get through to the semifinal round at the 9th “Sir Georg Solti” International Conducting Competition with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Edmon is currently the Main Conductor of the Ceuta International Symphony Orchestra and he has also worked as the assistant conductor to maestros Antony Hermus, John Storgårds, Jac van Steen and Juanjo Mena with orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio
Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Having studied conducting in Manchester, Amsterdam and the Hague, he has also been selected for masterclasses with Daniele Gatti, Manfred Honeck, Sir Mark Elder, Ivor Bolton and David Zinman, the latter writing about him: „Edmon Levon is a very intelligent and talented musician who shows great promise in his future career as a conductor. He has done outstanding work with the orchestra (Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich) and I can highly recommend him.”

Edmon has a special interest in the Portuguese repertoire, having conducted numerous UK and Spanish premières of works by Joly Braga Santos, Frederico de Freitas, Luís de Freitas Branco and Eurico Carrapatoso and with engagements to conduct in Germany traditional fado in orchestral arrangement with the renowned fado singer Maria Ana Bobone.