People of Note - Alexander Shelly

A recent visitor to Cape Town was the English conductor Alexander Shelley who was in town to conduct a concert with the visiting German National Youth Orchestra. Alexander is the son of eminent pianist Howard Shelley and is currently music director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa as well as Principal Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic in London. He was the unanimous winner of the 2005 Leeds Conductors Competiton and he has been described as the most exciting and gifted young conductor to have taken this highly prestigious award with his immaculate technique and inborn musicality