Simon Patrick HALSEY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1958-03-08
Education chorister New Coll Oxford, Winchester (music scholar), King's Coll Cambridge (choral scholar), Royal Coll of Music (conducting scholar)
Books & Publications
Recreations architecture, food and wine, sport, English literature, travel
Clubs N/A
Style Simon Halsey, Esq
Career conductor Scottish Opera-Go-Round 1980-81, dir of music Univ of Warwick 1981-88; chorus dir: CBSO 1983-, Acad of Ancient Music 1988-91, Flemish Opera Antwerp 1990-94; assoc dir Philharmonia Chorus 1986-98, music dir City of Birmingham Touring Opera 1986-2000; artistic dir: Salisbury Festival 1988-93, BBC Nat Chorus of Wales 1995-2000; princ guest conductor: Netherlands Radio Choir 1995-2002, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs 1997-2000; chief conductor: Berlin Radio Choir 2001-, Netherlands Radio Choir 2002-08; principal conductor Choral Projects Northern Sinfonia of England 2005-12; has appeared as guest conductor with various major choirs and orchs incl: LSO, CBSO, English Chamber Orch, Scottish Chamber Orch, London Symphony Chorus, French, Swedish, Danish and Belgian Radio Choirs, Australian Chamber Orch, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch; has made over 40 recordings on EMI, Chandos, Oiseau-Lyre, Harmonia Mundi, Coviello and Hyperion as chorus master and on Conifer as conductor; founding dir BBC Proms Youth Chorus 2012-, choral dir London Symphony Orch and Chorus 2012-; int chair of choral conducting Royal Welsh Coll of Music and Drama 2008-, dir Youth Choral Prog Beliner Philharmoniker 2012-; prof Univ of Birmingham 2012; conslt ed Faber Music Ltd; Grammy Award 2008, 2009 and 2011; Hon DUniv Central England 2000, Hon MA Univ of Warwick 2007, Hon DMus Univ of Birmingham 2008
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