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Richard Howarth

Richard Howarth is President and Chief Guest Conductor of the Alderley Edge Orchestra.

Richard has had a distinguished career as a violinist, leading and directing orchestras for over twenty years. He brings to conducting a wealth of experience and dynamism to inspire both musicians and audiences.

Richard is as comfortable working with elite orchestras as he is training and educating amateur and youth groups. He has conducted Manchester Camerata, the Ulster Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the London, Scottish and Manchester Concert Orchestras and, from the violin, has directed Manchester Camerata and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Richard trained as a violinist at the Royal College of Music in London, Richard worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and as Leader of the Ulster Orchestra before becoming Leader of Manchester Camerata.

He has been a guest leader with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish and Welsh Symphony Orchestras, the BBC Philharmonic, the Halle, Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, East of England Orchestra and Bournemouth Sinfonietta.
Juan Ortuño

Spanish conductor Juan Ortuño is a Masters graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied with Clark Rundell and

Juan is developing an exciting career in the UK where he has worked with professional orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Sappha Ensemble. He has also worked across Europe with the Kammerphilharmonie Graz, and Orquestra Simfònica del Vallés among others. Recently he was finalist in the "Luigi Mancinelli" International Opera Conducting Competition in Orvieto.

Juan started music lessons in Madrid with his parents, both performers in the Spanish National Radio and Television Choir. His first ambition was astrophysics in which he obtained a Bachelors Degree. He then decided to focus on a career in music and was awarded degrees in Orchestral and Choral conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid. During this time he attended several conducting master classes with Benjamin Zander, George Hurst, Martyn Brabbins, and Antoni Ros-Marbà. In 2006, he was selected to take part in the young conductors' project of the Spanish Youth Orchestra (Joven Orquesta Nacional de España) and since then has continued working with them as guest conductor in concert tours.
Miles Haslam

Miles started conducting almost five years ago by taking occasional rehearsals at Macclesfield Light Orchestra and more recently with the Alderley Edge Orchestra. Earlier this year he was appointed Musical Director of the Altrincham Concert Orchestra.

From 1st April, Miles will also be Music Director of Congleton Youth Orchestra.  

Miles will be taking on the major challenge of conducting our Workshop performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony on 27th February 2016, and he will also be conducting other preliminary rehearsals throughout the season.

Miles is second clarinet in the Alderley Edge Orchestra,.
Orr Guy

Orr Guy studied orchestral conducting with maestro Yi-An Xu at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University. In 2013 he won first prize at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music chamber music competition for his performance of Igor Stravinsky's Histoire Du Soldat suite.

In September 2014 he was awarded a conducting scholarship by the America Israel Cultural Foundation.
In July 2016 he was accepted to the Weimar conducting masterclass (Germany) under the guidance of Prof. Nicolás Pasquet (Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar) and was chosen to continue into the course’s second phase where he conducted the Leipzig Radio Orchestra (MDR Sinfonie-orchester).

Since September 2016, Orr has been studying for his M.Mus in Conducting with professors Clark Rundell and Mark Heron at the Royal Northern College of Music. He has participated in master classes with conductors Nicolás Pasquet, Lior Shambadal, Sir Mark Elder, Yuval Zorn, Lutz Köhler, Howard Williams and Zsolt Nagy.

Orr has led rehearsals and concerts with (Israel), Classica orchestra (Israel) and Oldham Symphony Orchestra.
Orr is supported by the Margarete and Walther Lichtenstein fund (Basel) and he is a Leverhulme Arts Scholar.
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The Alderley Edge Orchestra
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