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The Music Room

The Music Room

The third of Zoë Beyers' conversations in The Music Room is with Artistic Director of the world-renowned Hebrides Ensemble, William Conway.

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William Conway is an internationally renowned conductor and cellist, whose performances have been described as ‘astonishingly convincing’ (Opera magazine), ‘a tour de force’ (Guardian), with ‘a flair for the unpredictable’ (Financial Times). On the podium, he is known for his conviction, clarity and intelligent musicianship, while his collaborations with Hebrides Ensemble, of whom he is the Artistic Director and founding member, have been praised for their fresh and inspirational approach to programming.

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The second of Zoë Beyers' conversations in The Music Room is with cellist, opera singer, actor and director Matthew Sharp.

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‘Virtuoso of the arts’ (The Times), Matthew Sharp, is internationally recognised as both a compelling classical artist and a fearless pioneer. His adventures in and through music and across disciplines are 'unrivalled' and ‘unprecedented’, balancing provenance and vision in a unique and potent way.

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The first of Zoë Beyers' conversations in The Music Room is with American conductor, composer, writer and cellist Kenneth Woods, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra.

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Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “a symphonic conductor of stature”, Kenneth Woods has quickly built up an impressive and acclaimed body of work with the orchestra and was also recently appointed Artistic Director of both the Colorado MahlerFest – the only US organisation other than the New York Philharmonic to receive the International Gustav Mahler Society’s Gold Medal – and the Elgar Festival in Worcester.

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