Guest Musicians 2017

Douglas Boyd


Douglas Boyd is currently Artistic Director of Garsington Opera and Music Director of L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.

Previously he has held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Music Director of Manchester Camerata, Principal Guest Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Partner of St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of City of London Sinfonia. 

Over recent years in the UK Douglas Boyd has conducted all the BBC Orchestras, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia. Elsewhere in Europe he has worked with, amongst others, Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne, Orchestre National de Lyon, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Basel Sinfoniieorchester, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.

Further afield he has conducted the Nagoya Symphony Orchestra in Japan and made hugely successful visits to Australia conducting both the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. He also regularly conducts across North America and Canada.

Operas he has conducted include The Magic Flute for Glyndebourne Opera on Tour, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Clemenza di Tito for Opera North, Fidelio, Eugene Onegin and Cosi fan Tutte for Garsington Opera and Salieri’s La Grotto di Tronfonio for Zurich Opera. 

Douglas Boyd’s recording of the Bach Concerti for DG marked his recording debut as director/soloist and he has since gone on to build an extensive discography.  His recordings conducting the Manchester Camerata in the complete Beethoven Symphonies, Mahler Symphony No.4 (on Avie) and Das Lied von der Erde have received universal critical acclaim. He has also recorded Schubert Symphonies with the St Paul Chamber Orchestra on their own label as well as several recordings with Musikkollegium Winterthur.

Recent and future engagements include returning to conduct the Melbourne Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, Tasmania Symphony, West Australian Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and The Minnesota Orchestra. 2017 also includes a return to Garsington for Le nozze di Figaro and new commission Silver Birch by Roxanna Panufnik, and of course many concerts with L’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.




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