Conductor of Bristol University Chamber Orchestra


In 2021, I began conducting the Bristol University Chamber Orchestra, a phenomenal experience with a wonderfully impressive, skilled, and enthusiastic ensemble. Together we have delivered an outstanding programme of concerts over the course of the academic year in venues from Bristol Victoria Rooms to Cologne, including collaborations with the Bristol University Chamber Choir.

Over a series of seven concerts our repertoire has included Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, De Falla: El Amor Brujo and Haydn: London Symphony No.104.


During my tenure, I received mentoring from Dr Jonathan James, an internationally renowned conductor and educator, who particularly instructed me on how to express the music through my gestures. This was a great opportunity to develop my rehearsal technique and musical communication skills.

Furthermore, working with individual soloists (including for Krommer’s Concerto No.2 for 2 Clarinets, Op.91) on the music developed my understanding of orchestral instruments, balance, and timbre. Under my direction, the ensemble has matured in their technical assurance, musical sensitivity, and stylistic interpretation of repertoire.

Personally, I have enjoyed feeling a profound sense of growth as a conductor and I will continue to hone my practice in the future.

2021/22 Concert Season


1. Autumn Concert – “A Homage to the Past”

  • Beethoven: Egmont Overture
  • Haydn: London Symphony 104
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Respighi: The Birds Suite

2. Valentines Concert – “Love Stories”

  • Schumann : Hermann und Dorothea Overture
  • De Falla: El Amor Brujo Suite

3. Easter Concert with Chamber Choir

  • Krommer: Concerto for Two Clarinets in Eb Major
  • Handel: Zadok the Priest
  • Mozart: Requiem

4. Cologne Tour Concerts – with Chamber Choir

  • Beethoven: Egmont Overture
  • Mendelssohn: Das Marchen der schonen Melusine
  • Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
  • Mozart: Lacrimosa
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  • Haydn: Zadok the Priest
  • Handel: Hallelujah Chorus

5. Summer Concert – with Chamber Choir – “Growing Up”

  • Dvorak: Czech Suite V
  • Elgar: Dream Children
  • Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer
  • Brahms: Nänie