Anthony Negus studied clarinet and piano at the Royal College of Music London, and after gaining a music degree at Oxford University, trained as repetiteur and conductor at the London Opera Centre. He took part in conducting courses with Franco Ferrara (Siena) and George Hurst. He derived much inspiration from the recordings of Toscanini, Furtwängler, Walter and Erich Kleiber, as well as the live experience of Klemperer, Boulez (with whom he later worked on Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande) and Rudolf Kempe (particularly in the orchestra pit at Bayreuth).Read More »
Cristian Mandeal is among the most important Romanian conductors of his generation. He has had an international career for over four decades, conducting major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas, the Far East and Israel, and collaborating with some of the leading soloists of the day, including Alicia de Larrocha, Radu Lupu, Yefim Bronfman, Ivo Pogorelich, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Maxim Vengerov.Read More »
Francesco Pasqualetti studied Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Sir Colin Davis and Colin Metters, at the Accademia Chigiana with Gianluigi Gelmetti and at the Accademia Musicale di Stresa with Gianandrea Noseda.
Maestro Gianandrea Noseda invited Francesco to conduct Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester, and in 2009 Francesco was invited to attend the LSO Discovery Scheme and had the chance to conduct Brahms Symphony No. 3 with the London Symphony Orchestra.
John Gibbons studied at Queens’ College, Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music winning numerous awards as a conductor, pianist and accompanist. He has conducted across the world, including the Spier Festival, Cape Town, the Crested Butte Festival in Colorado and the Romanian premiere of Walton’s First Symphony with the Georges Enescu Philharmonic. He has also given many world premieres including the Third Orchestral Set by Charles Ives, William Alwyn’s Violin Concerto, Martyr by Tarik O’Regan, Roxanna Panufnik’s Christmas Kompot and Malcolm Arnold’s opera The Dancing Master.Read More »
“Under Julian Clayton’s direction the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra was in full flow ….. a programme that hit the spot – slick, tuneful, bright and breezy, and well played to boot.” The Scotsman
Julian Clayton is one of the most dynamic and exciting British conductors on the concert platform today. His extensive repertoire of classical, opera, choral and ballet scores is complemented by his skills as a pops conductor and as a presenter and by his enviable reputation as a music educator.Read More »
Matthew Willis works with some of the world’s finest musicians, orchestras and choirs, and has built a reputation for passionate performances through an inspiring, scholarly approach. He has conducted the State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya, the Hamburg Simfoniker, Opera Holland Park, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Musica Viva Moscow, the Orquestra Simfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Northern Chamber Orchestra and the Academia Orquestra de Gran Teatre del Liceu.Read More »
Stephen Higgins is a conductor who has worked extensively in major opera houses and festivals both in the UK and abroad.
He spent his early professional career on the music staff of ROH, Glyndebourne and ENO and has worked on a wide variety of repertoire, ranging from Monteverdi, Mozart, Puccini, John Adams and Stephen Sondheim.Read More »