Conductor, Composer, and Lecturer. E-mail | Tel:07984 452489
John Traill has been hailed one of the most promising conductors of his generation, and is known for his strong interpretative instinct (Guardian, 2008). He has performed internationally with orchestras in the UK, Bulgaria, Russia, the Ukraine, Brazil, the USA, and won major prizes at the Leeds Conductors Competition (2005), and the Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition (2006).
Trained by Rossen Milanov at the Mt. Vitosha International Conducting Institute in Bulgaria, John has also worked closely with Jonathan Sternberg, Christopher Adey, and composer Robert Saxton. Orchestras that he has conducted include the London Mozart Players, the Oxford Philomusica, the Sofia New Symphony Orchestra, the Kharkov Philharmonic, the Moscow Studio for New Music, the SCAR Philharmonic, and the Curitiba Symphony (Brazil).
Recent projects have included conducting his own premieres at the Ferguson Centre (Virginia) and at the Royal Albert Hall, and recording music by Thomas Hyde for release by Guild Records in 2012. John is committed to the promotion of British new music, and he has conducted premieres at many major venues and festivals, that include the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Sheldonian Theatre, Three Choirs Festival, and on BBC Radio 3. As director of Ensemble ISIS, the Oxford University Faculty of Music contemporary music group, John has led residencies with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, the London Sinfonietta, and many leading international composers.
Forthcoming projects include conducting at Birmingham.s Symphony Hall, contemporary music events with the New Music Players, and full seasons with the City of Southampton Orchestra, the Newbury Symphony Orchestra, and the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.
|2007-2008||DipLATHE (Diploma of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education), University of Oxford.|
|2007||FRSM, Music Direction, ABRSM.|
|2001-2006||DPhil, University of Oxford.|
|2000-2001||MMus, Instrumental and Vocal Composition, University of East Anglia.|
|2001||Second Diploma of Orchestral Conducting, Mt Vitosha International Conducting Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria.|
|1997-2000||BA Hons (Music), 1st Class, University of East Anglia.|
|1998||Diploma of Orchestral Conducting, Mt Vitosha International Conducting Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria.|