Justin Doyle

Conductor

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Justin Doyle

Conductor

an evening of almost unadulterated Mozartian bliss – Così fan tutte
Opera magazine

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Justin Doyle is chief conductor and artistic director of the RIAS Chamber Choir. He has recently conducted at Opera North, Buxton Opera, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Hallé Orchestra, Jersey Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, and the BBC Singers. With a vast choral repertoire, Justin has conducted most of the best-known oratorios and hundreds of a cappella chamber choir programmes.

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Born in Lancaster, England, Justin’s musical education began as a chorister at Westminster Cathedral, and a choral scholar at King’s College, Cambridge. He won second prize in the prestigious Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting Competition and was awarded the first Conductor Fellowship with the BBC Singers, with whom he continues to work frequently. He is currently chief conductor and artistic director of the RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin.

A regular guest conductor with Opera North, other recent engagements have included concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Hallé Orchestra, RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, King’s Camerata, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, New London Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia of Leeds, Jersey Chamber Orchestra. He is greatly involved with music education, and enjoys conducting the Young Sinfonia based at the Sage, Gateshead.

Justin has been Musical Director of the University of Manchester Chorus, Musical Director of the Haffner Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Manchester Chamber Choir, Music Director of the Opera North Children’s Chorus and Director of Music at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge in London. His previous posts have also included Artistic Directorships of the Ryedale Festival and Swaledale Festival. His broad musical tastes have also led him to work with period instrument ensembles, collaborate with musicians from other cultures, arrange folk music from all over the world and conduct live orchestral film scores.

Justin is also in demand as a conductor of opera, in particular the works of Mozart (‘an evening of almost unadulterated Mozartian bliss’ Così fan tutte / Opera magazine), Haydn (‘hard to imagine this fizzing piece ever being better done’ L’infedeltà delusa / The Independent) and Britten (‘Justin Doyle and the Opera North Orchestra work wonders to dispatch Britten’s mischievous and miraculous chamber score with pungency and precision’ Albert Herring / The Times). He conducted Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi at Buxton in 2016 (‘The Northern Chamber Orchestra under Justin Doyle gave the best performance I’ve heard from them at Buxton; Doyle brought out the best in them (and) I want to see more bel canto from Doyle as soon as possible.’ / Bachtrack), returning a year later to conduct Britten’s Albert Herring.

Future engagements away from the RIAS Kammerchor include Purcell Dido and Aeneas with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and a season of concerts for the Jersey Chamber Orchestra.

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Reviews —

an evening of almost unadulterated Mozartian bliss – Così fan tutte

Opera magazine

hard to imagine this fizzing piece ever being better done – L'infedeltà delusa

The Independent

Justin Doyle and the Opera North Orchestra work wonders to dispatch Britten's mischievous and miraculous chamber score with pungency and precision – Albert Herring

The Times (London)

The Northern Chamber Orchestra under Justin Doyle gave the best performance I’ve heard from them at Buxton; Doyle brought out the best in them (and) I want to see more bel canto from Doyle as soon as possible – Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Bachtrack

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