Hazard Chase has added conductors Alpesh Chauhan and Christopher Moulds (pictured) to its roster. Chauhan is the inaugural conducting fellow at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and began his musical career as a cellist in the CBSO Youth Orchestra. Alongside engagements at the CBSO, he has also conducted Manchester Camerata, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Birmingham Schools’ Symphony Orchestra (where he is assistant conductor). Moulds regularly makes appearances at many of Europe’s leading opera houses, including the Bolshoi Theatre, Komische Oper Berlin and English National Opera. This season he will conduct Alcina at Madrid’s Teatro Real, and is working on a new project with Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra.
The Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company has signed to Opus 3 Artists for exclusive representation throughout North America. Born in the 1980s out of an 11-year collaboration between US choreographers Bill Jones and Arnie Zane, the nine-member ensemble has performed in over 200 cities and 30 countries to date. The troupe recently premiered its new work Analogy, a work in two parts exploring memory and inner thoughts, and currently holding its first residency at Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
US composer Gabriel Kahane has joined Yamaha Artist Services. Kahane has been commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, LA Philharmonic, Kronos Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Bonnie Barrett, director of Yamaha Artist Services, said: ‘Gabriel Kahane’s talents are as eclectic as his musical interests, which he has demonstrated in his work as a classical composer, chamber musician, singer / songwriter as well as in musical theatre. We are thrilled to welcome him as a Yamaha Artist.’