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Philip Headlam

Conductor and coach Philip Headlam has conducted in the UK, Europe and Canada. Past engagements include English Touring Opera (Fidelio), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Linda da Chamounix) and Albert Hall/Gubbay Opera (Madame Butterfly) as well as Batignano Opera Festival, Italy (L’augellin bel verde by Jonathan Dove and I Giganti delle Montagne by Federico Amendola), Vlaamse Opera Studio, Ghent (Liszt and Scelsi) and the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie, Brussels (Britten, Zemlinsky, Francesconi and Bartholomee.) As a coach and repetiteur, he has worked for the English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, City of Birmingham Touring Opera, English Touring Opera, Music Theatre Wales, BBC Television, Wexford Festival (Ireland), Aldeburgh Festival, Banff Festival (Canada), Musica del Chiostro, Batignano, Italy, the Israel Vocal Arts Institute and the Royal Academy of Music, London.

He has conducted the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal, the Contemporary Opera Programme at the Banff Centre, the Westben Summer Music Festival (Canada), the Flanders Festival (Belgium) and the New Iberia Festival. He has conducted broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Belgian Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He has scored works by Ravel, Brahms, Berg, McPhee and Dallapiccola for chamber orchestra, which have been performed in the U.K. and abroad. He is the Principal Conductor and co-artistic director of The Continuum Ensemble, with whom he has programmed and conducted over 50 concerts including critically lauded productions of White Rose by Udo Zimmermann, El Cimarron by Hans Werner Henze (with the English National Opera) and the UK premiere of Le Petit Chaperon Rouge by Georges Aperghis in a production at the Almeida Opera, London directed by Annabel Arden. He has conducted concerts with the ensemble at the Spitalfields Festival, the Cutting Edge series and the Quebec in Motion Festival as well as a sold out series of concerts at the South Bank Centre, London featuring contemporary French music and music theatre. 

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Faculties / departments: RCM International Opera School


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