Music Student at the University of Aberdeen, Tobias Patrick Wolf has been awarded with the Carlaw-Ogston Conducting Bursary 2018/19. The bursary is intended to contribute to the costs of a conducting opportunity outwith the university and is awarded yearly to an undergraduate who is assisting in the direction of a university ensemble an has shown a particular interest and talent in conducting.
Tobias Wolf will be going to Edmonton, Canada in early 2019 to further his development as a conductor with renown choral conductor Dr Michael Zaugg, Musical Director of Pro Coro Canada. This year's holder of the Conducting Bursary, Tobias, has worked with Michael Zaugg before, in a conducting Masterclass during a residency at the University of Aberdeen culminating in a performance of Thomas Lavoy's large work 'Endless' with the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, the UoA Percussion Ensemble and the Edinburgh Quartet.
Pro Coro Canada is one of the finest choirs in the world and one of only a few professional choirs in Canada. Under the direction of Dr Michael Zaugg, the choir is widely recognised for its critically acclaimed tours, recordings and their work with emerging singers, composers and conductors through their Emerging Artist Program.
Tobias's career in the music industry started with a position at the Beethovenfest Bonn and a liaison with international participants including the world’s most renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors. He studied in Cologne and Bonn in Germany before moving to Aberdeen to further his studies in music at the University of Aberdeen from 2015. He is Assistant Conductor of various university ensembles, Director of The King's Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, and he has as the recipient of the James Lobban Conducting Scholarship worked with the Aberdeen Bach Choir, Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts and well-established soloists from around the world. He has as a Tenor taken part in Royal-wedding-composer Paul Mealor's recording of 'Immortal Memory', a TOP 3 UK chart album, and he has performed for the Royal family, including HM The Queen and TRHs the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.