Roderick Dunk - Musical Director and Conductor
Roderick Dunk is the RTWSO Music Director and one of Britain’s most versatile conductors, with a repertoire encompassing a diverse range of musical genres. He has conducted numerous British orchestras including the BBC CO, Hallé, CBSO, RLPO, RPO, LSO, BBC SSO, RSNO, and the Orchestra of the Opera North. Abroad he has conducted in Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany and Italy and as far afield as Bangkok and Hong Kong.
He has been a regular guest conductor for the BBC’s “Friday Night is Music Night”. Roderick is also a prolific arranger and his scores are performed by orchestras all over the world. He has conducted CD recordings for a wide variety of orchestras and artists from the BBC and LSO to Larry Adler and Annie Lennox.
George Vass - Guest Conductor
Respected British conductor George Vass is artistic director of Nova Music Opera, Orchestra Nova and the Presteigne Festival in Wales; he has worked with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National and Ulster orchestras.
Vass has made over thirty commercial recordings and, with a strong interest in contemporary music, has commissioned well over 250 new works. In 2017 he was presented with a Gold Badge Award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors – marking his long-standing support for the UK composing and song writing community.
Neil Thomson - Guest Conductor
In his role as Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the recently founded Orquestra Filarmonica de Goias in Brazil, Neil Thomson is one of the most widely respected and versatile British conductors of his generation.
He has conducted and recorded with both the LSO and the Philharmonia and in recent years has worked with the LPO, BBC SO, Hallé, Royal Scottish National and Royal Philharmonic Concert orchestras in the UK, Tokyo Philharmonic in Japan, São Paulo Symphony in Brazil, Aarhus Symphony in Denmark, the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, the WDR Orchestra in Cologne and orchestras in Israel, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Romania, Mexico, Oman and Lithuania.
He was Head of Conducting at the Royal College of Music.