Conductor and repetiteur James Hendry graduated in 2016 and has since joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
His first season included conducting Oreste in addition to joining the music staff on productions for The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. He has worked regularly with the Hallé choral team and as Assistant Director of the Hallé Youth Choir, helping to prepare the choruses for a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Sancta Civitas at the BBC Proms and working as Vocal Coach and Accompanist for the Hallé Choir Academy. He is Associate Musical Director of the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. James was presented with the Regional Degree Award and the National Award at the 2017 British Education Awards for his outstanding achievements during his studies. James was an ABRSM Scholar at the RNCM.