Conrad is taking part in the 2020/2021 Composers’ Hub with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow, with a performance at the Clydebank Festival in November 2021:
“Over six months, I spent my time working with the orchestra on a new piece, which had the opportunity to be workshopped twice. This piece, entitled ‘Wrought’, aims to honour the men and women who gave their all in the shipbuilding factories in the Clydebank area during World War II. This inspiration stemmed from the 80th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz. The opportunity to work with some of the leading musicians that the United Kingdom has to offer was truly humbling. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the scheme’s mentors, Stuart MacRae and Roxanna Panufnik, as well as all the scheme’s fellow composers. I look forward to following their work in the future!”
Find out more about the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers' Hub in this video.
Conrad is also an LPO Young Composer and an International Society of Contemporary Music representative:
“The support that the Royal Academy of Music has offered me has helped catalyse some of the most incredible opportunities, including my future work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on their Composition programme. I am honoured to be representing Great Britain at the 2022 International Society of Contemporary Music World New Music festivals in Shanghai and Nanning, China with my orchestral work ‘Shuāng Miàn Xiù’ [Two-faced Tapestry].”