Layfield, Malcolm

Malcolm
Layfield
Conductor

Since founding the Goldberg Ensemble in 1982, Malcolm Layfield has become well known to audiences as its director and conductor, and has appeared with the ensemble in concerts and on radio and television throughout the world. He is leader of the London Bach Orchestra, whom he has directed in London and throughout Europe, and has appeared as guest leader and soloist with many orchestras including the City of London Sinfonia, the Orchestra of St. John's Smith Square, the Northern Sinfonia, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

As a conductor, Malcolm has performed at numerous festivals throughout Europe, South America and the Far East as well as directing many performances with Goldberg Festival Opera; he has commissioned works for the Goldberg Ensemble from many distinguished composers.

In 2001, Malcolm was appointed Head of School of Strings at the Royal Northern College of Music and in 2005 was elected to the Board of Governors of the college. In 2007 he was made a Fellow of the RNCM and in 2008 was awarded a Personal Professorial Chair. In 2009 he was appointed Dean of Performance Studies. He also pursues a busy international teaching schedule, giving masterclasses in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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