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Timothy Redmond - Conductor

Timothy Redmond has been Principal Conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic since 2006.

Timothy Redmond conducts and presents concerts throughout Europe. He is a regular guest conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, both in the recording studio and the concert hall, and conducts many of the UK's leading orchestras.

He has given concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Ulster and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, the Orchestra of Opera North and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He works regularly with the Hallé and Northern Sinfonia, has a long-standing association with the Manchester Camerata, and in 2006 was appointed principal conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic. He has recently guest-conducted orchestras in Bosnia, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Macedonia, Slovenia and the US and broadcasts regularly on TV and radio.

Timothy Redmond is well-known as a conductor of contemporary music. Since working closely with Thomas Adès on the premiere of The Tempest at Covent Garden, he has conducted critically-acclaimed productions of Powder Her Face for the Royal Opera House and St Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. In 2010 he conducted the world premiere of The Golden Ticket, Peter Ash and Donald Sturrock's new opera based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for Opera Theatre of St Louis. Last season he conducted the work's European premiere at the Wexford Festival and gave the first performance of a new oratorio by Edward Rushton with the London Symphony Orchestra.

In the opera house he has conducted productions for Opera North (Don Giovanni), English National Opera (world premiere of Will Todd's Damned and Divine), English Touring Opera (Carmen, The Magic Flute, The Daughter of the Regiment), Almeida Opera/Aldeburgh Festival (world premiere of Raymond Yiu's The Original Chinese Conjuror), Bregenz Festival (Richard Ayres' The Cricket Recovers), Wexford Festival (Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee) and Tenerife Opera (the Glyndebourne productions of Carmen, Gianni Schicchi and Rachmaninov's The Miserly Knight). He has also conducted for American Lyric Theater (Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York), the UKLA Festival (Los Angeles) and spent several seasons on the music staff of De Vlaamse Opera and Garsington Opera. Recordings include Dreams with the French cellist Ophélie Gaillard and the RPO (Harmonia Mundi), discs with Natasha Marsh and Mara Carlyle for EMI, and CDs with the Northern Sinfonia and Philharmonia.

His 2011/12 season includes concerts with the Hallé, RPO, Manchester Camerata and BBC Symphony Orchestra, several engagements with the Macedonian Philharmonic in Skopje and a concert performance of Bernstein's Candide in Cambridge. In May 2012 he will collaborate with Valery Gergiev on The Rite of Spring and Oedipus Rex before conducting a concert of jazz-inspired works to conclude the LSO's Stravinsky Festival.

Timothy Redmond read music at the University of Manchester and studied oboe and conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he held the RNCM's Junior Fellowship in Conducting. He furthered his studies in masterclasses with George Hurst, Ilya Musin, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Pierre Boulez.

[See also Robert Gilder & Co]