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Layton, Stephen (conductor)
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Stephen Layton (conductor)

Stephen Layton is the Director of Music at Trinity College, Cambridge. He succeeded the late Richard Hickox as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia in September 2010. Founder and Director of Polyphony, he is also Music Director of Holst Singers.

Stephen guest-conducts widely and has worked with the Hallé, Philadelphia, Minnesota, and London Philharmonic orchestras, the City of London Sinfonia, BBC Singers, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Latvian Radio and State Choirs, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. He also collaborates regularly with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia.

This season’s highlights include appearances with the Netherlands Chamber Choir in a programme and recording including Antony Pitts’s Missa Unitatis; and an extensive tour of Australia with Trinity College Choir; Pärt’s Berliner Messe with the Auckland Philharmonia; and Handel’s Messiah with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

A champion of new music, Stephen has premiered new repertoire by many composers, including Gabriel Jackson and Morten Lauridsen and, more recently, by the young Latvian composer, Ēriks Ešenvalds. His bold realization of Sir John Tavener’s epic seven-hour vigil The Veil of the Temple, a new departure in British choral music, met with outstanding acclaim both in London and New York, and more recently, again to great acclaim, at the St Olav Festival, Trondheim.


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