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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