Patrick Bailey – director/conductor
Patrick Bailey has conducted concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, New Music Players, ViVA, English Sinfonia, Cambridge University Music Society and many others. He has given concerts across Europe and in Dubai, India, Oman and the USA. In this country he has appeared at festivals in Aldeburgh, Brighton, Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham, broadcast concerts and opera for BBC Radio 3 and recorded for NMC and Tartan Film.
From 2000-2008 he was regular conductor and, from 2004, Music Director of The Opera Group with whom he conducted numerous new productions and tours including Blond Eckbert (Royal Opera House), The Shops (world premiere, Bregenz Festival, Austria) and Street Scene (Young Vic & winner of the Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards).
Other notable performances include: the UK premiere of Nono’s Prometeo with the London Sinfonietta at the Royal Festival Hall, a revival of Birtwistle’s Secret Theatre for his 80th birthday celebrations, rare revivals of music by Eliot Carter and Brian Ferneyhough for BBC Radio 3, Hymn to St Magnus with Endymion as part of a Peter Maxell Davies retrospective at the Southbank Centre, premieres of Ed Hughes’ scores to films including Battleship Potemkin and I Was Born But…
Patrick taught conducting at the Royal College of Music from 2002-2008. He has led workshops and concerts for young composers for the Royal Philharmonic Society (as part of the Philharmonia’s Music of Today series) and at the Royal Academy of Music, Dartington International Summer School, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Birmingham Conservatoire and the universities of Sussex, York, Cambridge and Durham. As a creative workshop leader and composer, Patrick has led projects for BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Proms, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Philharmonia Orchestra, English Sinfonia with young people, adults and family groups. He is currently an Associate of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Patrick was Learning Manager for the BBC Concert Orchestra from 2009-2011 and Education & Community Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011-2013 prior to moving to Cornwall with his family in 2014. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Kevos.