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Layton, Stephen (conductor)
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Stephen Layton (conductor)

Stephen Layton succeeded the late Richard Hickox as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia in 2010. He guest-conducts widely and has appeared in recent years with the Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras, the Melbourne Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia, the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and the Hallé, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Britten Sinfonia. Layton is Fellow and Director of Music of Trinity College Cambridge. He is the Founder and Director of Polyphony. His former posts include Chief Guest Conductor of the Danish National Vocal Ensemble and Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Kammerkoor.

Stephen Layton’s discography ranges from Bach and Handel with original instruments to Bruckner and Poulenc, Pärt and Tavener, Łukaszewski and Whitacre. A champion of new music, Stephen Layton has premiered new repertoire by leading composers. His recordings have won awards worldwide, including from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine, and in the USA he has had four Grammy nominations.


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