Musical Director

Anthony Bailey:Anthony is a composer, clarinettist and conductor.

As a clarinettist Anthony is associated with the London Mozart Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is a member of the Chinook Clarinet Quartet, with whom he has regularly performed throughout the UK in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and the Bridgewater Hall. The quartet have recorded two CDs and performed live on BBC Radio and TV. Anthony is also the leader of the British Clarinet Ensemble with whom he has recorded several CDs.

He is the conductor of the Symphonic Wind Orchestra and the Clarinet Choir at the Royal College of Music Junior dept, performing in many concerts in repertoire ranging from his own works and arrangements, (including an arrangement of the Shostakovitch Piano concerto No.2, and the London premiere of Chaises Musicales by Anthony himself.)

He is the musical director of the East Anglian Single Reed Choir, a woodwind coach, and conductor for the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, and in 2012 he made his debut conducting the Colne Philharmonic Orchestra. 2013 sees him conducting the Suffolk Concert Band, and leading an education project for the London Mozart Players.

As a composer, Anthony recently completed works for the National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain, an SPMN commission for the BBC Singers, and two orchestral pieces for the Philharmonia orchestra. (One of which was conducted by HRH The Prince of Wales.)

Anthony’s first opera The Black Monk (which he adapted himself from the Chekhov short story,) was premiered in 2003 to public acclaim by the Sirius ensemble at the Bloomsbury theatre in London.

He was the director of the Jonas Foundation Music School, London between 2006-2011, and now runs his own music school in London for the Willow Tree Trust.

SRF 2011 Ant

EASRC 2016