Ankush Kumar Bahl

When venerable guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos took ill... the orchestra called upon its assistant conductor, Ankush Kumar Bahl, to lead the final performance on Saturday. No one hearing the concert cold would have had any reason to think that Bahl had not been leading the orchestra all week... the orchestra responded with a solid performance (and) the audience gave him a standing ovation at the close.
Robert Battey, The Washington Post, March 2014

-The National Symphony Orchestra shone under its assistant conductor, Ankush Kumar Bahl, whose crisp tempi and authority left one wanting to hear more of him... -Bahl drew a lush sound from the orchestra, particularly the strings… and brought the work to a towering climax.”
Anne Midgette, The Washington Post, and Patrick D. McCoy, Washington Life Magazine, November 2012


Hailed by the New York Times as an “energetic” conductor who leads with “clear authority and enthusiasm,” Ankush Kumar Bahl is recognized today as a conductor with impressive technique, thoughtful interpretations, and an engaging podium presence. Recent and upcoming appearances, including re-engagements, are with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, Orchestre National de France, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Prestigious summer festival engagements . . .

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