MARK HERON

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.

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CONDUCTORS

PETER DONOHOE

Peter Donohoe won many competition prizes

culminating in the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, since when he has built an extraordinary world-wide career. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. Now turning his prodigious talents to the subtle intricacies of Mozart, he is also finding time to

pursue his love of conducting and appears in February in the dual role of director/soloist with Mozart and conductor of Stravinsky’s ground-breaking work, the coruscating Rite of Spring.




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MATTHEW WOOD

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.

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ROBERT GUY

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.

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PETER STARK

Peter, our June conductor, has conducted many of the world’s leading ensembles including the LSO, Hallé, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and English Chamber Orchestra. He is Professor of

Conducting at the Royal College of Music and Rehearsal Director of the  European Union Youth Orchestra.  An increasing interest in media work was originally inspired by his

involvement in BBC 2's series 'Maestro' when, as series consultant he presided over the teaching of celebrity ‘students’. Peter has also

featured on BBC 4 as a 'Maestro Cam' expert for BBC Promenade concerts.

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