New Artist: Conductor David Hill

3 September 2013

Rayfield Allied is delighted to announce the General Representation of
David Hill.

Widely known as one of the leading choral directors in the UK, David Hill’s fine musicianship is recognised by his appointments as Chief Conductor of The BBC Singers, Musical Director of The Bach Choir, Music Director of the Southern Sinfonia, Music Director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society, Associate Guest Conductor of The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has recently been appointed the Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum from July 2013.

Born in Carlisle and educated at Chetham’s School of Music, of which he is now a Governor, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the remarkable young age of 17. Having been Organ Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, David Hill returned to hold the post of Director of Music from 2004-2007. His other appointments have included Master of the Music at Winchester Cathedral, Master of the Music at Westminster Cathedral and Artistic Director of the Philharmonia Chorus. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Southampton for Services to Music.

David Hill has a broad-ranging discography covering repertoire from Thomas Tallis to a number of world premiere recordings. As well as achieving prestigious Grammy and Gramophone Awards, many of his discs have been recommended as Critic’s Choices. His ongoing series of English choral music for Naxos has received particular acclaim including being shortlisted for the 2010 Gramophone Awards.

Hill has appeared with The BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, City of London Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North, Ulster Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Choir and RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin.

You can listen again to David Hill conducting the BBC Singers and Temple Church Choir Choristers at the Royal Albert Hall in the BBC Proms, recorded live on Tuesday 3 September, here.

He conducts an early and a late work respectively by two centenary composers. Britten’s A Boy was Born was written when the composer was just 19 years old and first broadcast on the day of Edward Elgar’s death. George Lloyd’s Requiem, written in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, receives its London premiere.

David Hill is represented by Catherine Strange at Rayfield Allied.

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