BIOGRAPHY OF ANTHONY INGLIS

 

Anthony Inglis, recently described in the UK press as “...one of Britain s most popular conductors...” is one of the most sought after conductors and leads a busy international conducting career appearing with some of the greatest orchestras in concert halls around the world. These include: the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and The Philharmonia Orchestras; the Warsaw and Israel Philharmonics; the Melbourne, Singapore, and Gothenberg Symphony Orchestras; all the British independent and most BBC orchestras including the Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony, English Chamber, Royal Scottish National, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Bournemouth orchestras. His repertoire is extremely diverse and his programmes range from the classical symphonies of Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert (with the LPO, RPO and Philharmonia), through the romantic period of the 19th century, to composers still working to-day such as John McCabe, Joseph Horovitz and Howard Blake. He is well known in the UK for his conducting of the “Classical Spectaculars”; a concert which features a large symphony orchestra, military band, choir and soloists in an arena or large concert hail, playing well known pieces of classical music to the accompaniment of lights and lasers. These concerts play to an average audience of 8,000 and at Milton Keynes Bowl play to 20,000. Yet in Japan his frequent recordings of contemporary music with the Warsaw Philharmonic regularly top their charts. He is also at home in the opera pit. As well as being the Music Supervisor for Phantom of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, he recently spent three months conducting the Gothenberg Opera Orchestra and Chorus in their new state of the art opera house.

 

He was educated on a music scholarship at Marlborough College and The Royal College of Music where he won many conducting prizes. When he left The College he earned his living conducting West End shows such as My Fair Lady (Adelphi), Oliver (Aldwych and Albery) Irene (Adelphi), Two Ronnies (London Palladium); being on the music staff for two of Ken Russell’s composer films; and conducting all three great Tchaikovsky ballets for Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. Later, he began his concert career with European orchestras, appearing on BBC television with the Ulster Orchestra and making videos with the Philharmonia Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall and the Netherlands Radio Symphony at The Concertgebouw. He has conducted two royal concerts: one with the RPO in the presence of HM The Queen and HRH Duke of Edinburgh; the other with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia in the presence of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

His studio and concert recordings have been broadcast in the UK, Scandinavia, Europe and the Far East, and he has made CD recordings with: the London Symphony Orchestra (1993 Grammy nominated), London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Slovak Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra (Rome), Bournemouth Symphony, Cracow Radio Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Netherlands Radio Symphony.

 

Future plans include in 2001 a season at The Gothenberg Opera House, and in 2002 a tour to Australia with the five main Australian orchestras plus a tour to Japan with the Royal Philharmonic. Many concerts both here in the UK with all the main orchestras and abroad are also planned.