Another new CD release to end 2021 - this time Douglas Bostock conducts his Southwest German Chamber Orchestra in an intriguing all-Mozart programme with works characterised by the composer's transition from Salzburg to Vienna. The album, titled "Departure", is on the German Coviello label, for which Douglas has previously recorded with the Argovia Philharmonic. The soloist in the "Jenamy" Concerto is the wonderful young Portuguese pianist, Vasco Dantas.
Douglas Bostock directed the first international conducting masterclass with the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra 27.11.-1.12.2021, concluding with a final concert, conducted by the participants. Ten young conductors from as many nations were chosen from the over 70 applicants. The great success of the masterclass has led to the decision to hold the masterclass as an annual event. The next will take place in the autumn of 2022.