Ulster Youth Orchestra of Northern Ireland
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Guest Conductor 2016: GARRY WALKER

The Orchestra will be directed by the highly respected Scottish conductor, Garry Walker.

Garry is currently the Visiting Professor of Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has conducted The Hallé, London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, to name but a few!  Outside of the UK Garry has worked extensively across Europe, America and Australia.

Recently Garry has been appointed as the new chief conductor of the State Orchestra Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz. He takes up the position in the season 2017/18 following Daniel Raiskin who has held the position since 2005.

Garry returns to the UYO for his fourth time and is an extremely popular conductor with the students.  His immense experience is so valued by all of us at the UYO as he brings knowledge and enthusiasm to the young players that they will take with them for years to come.

Previous Guest Conductors

1994 - En Shao
1995 - Alexandre Myrat
1996 - Takuo Yuasa
1997 - Gunther Bauer-Schenk
1998 - Nicholas Braithwaite
1999 - Gunther Bauer-Schenk
2000 - Andrew Schuleman
2001 - Takuo Yuasa
2002 - En Shao
2003 - Yan Pascal Tortelier
2004 - Nicholas Braithwaithe
2005 - Vasily Petrenko
2006 - Takuo Yuasa
2007 - André de Ridder
2008 - Takuo Yuasa

2009 - Garry Walker

2010 - Nicholas Braithwaite

2011 - Garry Walker

2012 - JoAnn Falletta, Fergus Sheil, Brian Irvine

2013 - Takuo Yuasa

2014 - Garry Walker
2015 - Takuo Yuasa


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