Ryan Bancroft
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Californian RYAN BANCROFT has been appointed as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’ (BBC NOW) new Principal Conductor. He first worked with BBC NOW in 2018, conducting Beethoven and Weber, and returned in May to conduct a contemporary programme as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival. The 2018 winner of the Malko Competition for Young Conductors will formally take on the new role from September 2020.