Busy summer programme

It's been a hectic summer of tours and masterclasses. Manchester University Symphony Orchestra gave 3 fantastic concerts in Belgium, repertoire included Shostakovich 5th Symphony.

After that, guest conducting with the band of Chinese State TV and a great week with Hertfordshire Wind Sinfonia. Sherborne Summer School was as always an inspirational week, with Martin Ellerby the featured composer and students from UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Ireland and maybe some other places I can't remember.

Finally, my first visit to teach at Dirigentuka in Stavanger - 115 conducting students in the week!

Online course with Open University

Ever wondered what a conductor actually does? Me too...

Last year I collaborated with the Open University and Future Learn in the creation of a MOOC aimed at explaining what a music score is, and how it works. This free online course aimed at music lovers who don't have much formal training is running again from 18th July. 

You can view some of the videos from this course here on YouTube. Numbers 8, 9 & 10 are the most interesting!