Mark Heron is a Scottish conductor known for dynamic and well-rehearsed performances across a wide range of repertoire.
As guest conductor he has appeared with the, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Psappha, Meininger Hofkapelle, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Pori Sinfonietta, St Petersburg Festival Orchestra and many more. He is the music director of the Nottingham Philharmonic and University of Manchester Symphony Orchestras, and conductor laureate of the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.
A MIX OF ESTABLISHED PROFESSIONALS, FAMILIAR FACES AND NEW, EXCITING TALENTS : WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF THEM
A native Indonesian of Chinese descent, Rebecca finished her Masters in orchestral conducting at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati under Mark Gibson and was the CCM Conducting Fellow with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor for Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra. In 2017 she was awarded the David Effron Conducting Fellowship working with Timothy Muffitt and more recently was appointed as Junior Fellow in Conducting with the Royal Northern College of Music.
Equally at home on the concert platform or in the orchestra pit, Matthew Wood is one of Australia’s most versatile and successful conductors who now shares his time between Australia and the United Kingdom .
In the UK Matthew works with many leading orchestras including the Philharmonia, RLPO, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and at the Royal Ballet Covent Garden. He held the position of Associate Conductor with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for three years
Matthew returned to Australia to become Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted many of Australia’s other leading ensembles.
Robert, who hails from North Wales, was shortlisted for the Cadaqués and Besançon International Conducting Competitions, and is Artistic Director of the award winning NEW Sinfonia. As a regular Guest Conductor to the Manchester Camerata, Robert has worked with Tine Thing Helseth, recorded for Sony Playstation and conducted a new commission by Philip Venables for Manchester International Festival. In September 2018, he was appointed Director of Ensembles and Choral Programme at the University of Manchester and now leads their elite undergraduate conducting programme.
Born in Portugal, Diogo is a young conductor with a vast knowledge of repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. Generously supported by an Ann Gerrard Bursary, he completed his Masters in Conducting with Distinction at the Royal Northern College of Music with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. He has worked as assistant conductor for Juanjo Mena, John Storgårds, Sir Andrew Davis, Nicholas Collon and Ben Gernon at the BBC Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He is one of the shortlisted finalists for the 2018 Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in Finland.
Winner of the 1992 Leeds Conductors' Competition, Philip Ellis has been conductor of the Birmingham Royal Ballet since 1990. He combines broad experience and musicality from many years as a concert conductor (working at the highest level with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic, National Symphony of Mexico, Württemburgische Philharmonie Reutingen, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Belgian National Orchestra, Flanders Symphony, Western Australian Symphony and Sydney Symphony), Philip has made many CD recordings with the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic. Orchestras.