Born in Wrexham North Wales, Robert Guy is Artistic Director of NEW Sinfonia, Principal Conductor to the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of Square Chapel, and Musical Director of Cantorion Rhos Choir. In October he made his debut at St David’s Hall, working with trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti and the Cardiff Sinfonietta, in the gala concert of the Arcomis International Brass Festival. In September, Robert was invited to conduct at the ‘International Masterclasses Berlin’ where he worked with Michail Jurowski and the Berlin Sinfonietta. In August 2012 he participated in the ‘London Master Classes’ with Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic. Committed to contemporary music, Robert was recently Assistant Conductor to the contemporary ensemble ‘Size Zero Opera Company’, who performed at the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival and Grimeborn Festival in London. Furthermore, Robert was chosen as Assistant Conductor to Kirill Karabits with the Britten Pears Orchestra, as part of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme. He is prizewinner of the ‘Orion Young Conductor’s Award’, supported by the Richard Carne Trust.
Robert’s commitment and vision for the NEW Sinfonia based in North Wales has seen him collaborate with Llyr Williams, Nicholas Cleobury, Karl Jenkins, Rhys Meirion, David Kempster and Paul Mealor. As a violist, Robert has worked for the Orchestra of Opera North, Northern Ballet and Sinfonia Cymru. He holds the MMus and FRSM qualifications, having studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music.
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