A CBC News report Friday (7/3) states, “A young Torontonian currently working in Zurich has been named assistant conductor of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. Nathan Brock, 30, will begin work in July, assisting music director Kent Nagano at the Lanaudiare and Knowlton festivals. He is expected to work with Nagano through the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. His first OSM concert and his Canadian debut will be this December with soprano Marie-Josée Lord at Montreal’s Notre Dame Cathedral.” Brock is currently an instructor and assistant to Prof. J. Schlaefli at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland. “From 2003 to 2008, he served as founding artistic director and conductor of the Northern Lights Music Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. Brock won the 2007 Bern Chamber Orchestra’s young conductors’ competition and was one of six finalists in a field of more than 150 at Spain’s eighth Cadaqués International Conducting Competition in May 2006.”

Posted July 6, 2009