RCS Announce New Artistic Director of Conducting

Alumnus Garry Walker has been appointed Artistic Director of Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, just weeks after accepting the role of Chief Conductor of the State Orchestra Reheinische Philharmonic in Koblenz, Germany.

Garry, who graduated from the RNCM in 1997 as a Junior Fellow in Conducting, has been a Visiting Professor of Conducting at the RCS for two years. Prior to this, he has worked as Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Permanent Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Paragon Ensemble. He has also conducted all BBC orchestras and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and regularly conducts Red Note Ensemble, the leading ensemble for New Music in Scotland. His international appearances include the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philhamonique de Luxembourg, the Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Further afield he has appeared with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia and the Utah Symphony Orchestra. To learn more about his work, click on the video below:

21 January 2016