I am a London-based conductor. Since September 2018 I have been Director of Music at The Purcell School having been Music Director of Rambert from 1996-2018. I hope this site will give you some sense of the range of my work, experience and repertoire. For more information, please contact me!
LIFE IS A DREAM, Sadler’s Wells
The score, a meaty salad of five works by Witold Lutoslawski, was magnificently played by Paul Hoskins and the Rambert Orchestra. Louise Levene, Financial Times 24 May 2018
The music, by Witold Lutosławski, has a tangled intensity… handsomely played by Rambert’s orchestra, it gives an urgency to the fragmented action. Zoe Anderson, Independent 24 May 2018
I am delighted to be able to announce my appointment as Director of Music at The Purcell School from September here
Rambert’s performance of Haydn’s The Creation, with Sarah Tynan, James Gilchrist, Neal Davies, Rambert Orchestra and the BBC Singers, and the dancers of Rambert and the Rambert School is now available free to view here
An excerpt of Appalachian Spring from my London Schools Symphony Orchestra concert with Rambert School dancers is here
Life is a Dream – Kim Brandstrup’s ballet on Calderon’s play, with Lutoslawski’s Musique Funebre, 4th Symphony, Chain 2, Interlude for Orchestra and 4th Dance Prelude – has opened in London and Bergen. We will tour in the Autumn and Spring. See Rambert for more details.
Two CDs came out last year to great reviews: Stolen Rhythm, music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad with cellist David Cohen and oboist Nicholas Daniel and Rambert Orchestra on Champs Hill. Flux, a CD of music by Rambert Music Fellows Gavin Higgins, Mark Bowden, Kate Whitley, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Quinta, is on NMC Records. Click on image to investigate.
Over Easter I was with Scottish Ballet conducting Sir Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling in Glasgow and Edinburgh. July sees a recording of a new opera, and in the autumn I look forward to guesting at Northern Ballet for the first time.