Nicholas Cleobury

Nicholas Cleobury has conducted all the major UK orchestras, opera companies and choirs. He has appeared at many leading Festivals, including the Proms, worked extensively for the BBC and Classicfm and has a wide recording catalogue. He has conducted across Europe, notably for many years at Zurich Opera, across Scandinavia and in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and the USA. Posts he has held, include Conductor Schola Cantorum of Oxford, Assistant Director of the BBC Singers, Chief Opera Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music, Principal Conductor of The Fires of London, Founder Conductor of the Britten Sinfonia, Founder Director of Sounds New (Major Contemporary Music Festival in Kent), Music Director of JAM (for new choral music) and Mid Wales Opera and Head of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane.

He is a notable exponent of New Music, has worked with many leading composers, notably Harrison Birtwistle, Peter Maxwell Davies, James Macmillan and Michael Tippett, has conducted countless Premieres, and championed many younger composers.

He works widely in education, Conducting and Teaching at the Royal Academy and College in London, as well as the Birmingham Conservatoire, the RWCMD in Cardiff and the RCS in Glasgow and numerous University students.