Nigel enjoys a reputation as a creative, inspiring conductor.
He is most well known for his innovative, imaginative work with youth ensembles in Bolton, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and as guest conductor of many school and county youth orchestras, brass and wind bands in England, Scotland and Germany.
He is no less at home in the world of adult music making.
He was founder-conductor of Bolton Symphony Orchestra, Harmonie ’84 Wind Orchestra, Corus Brass Ensemble and Voce and has also been Music Director of Birmingham Sinfonietta, Staffordshire County Chorus and Besses o’th’ Barn.
Nigel is delighted to return to Corus Brass Ensemble as its guest music director in 2018.
He has appeared as returning guest conductor with ensembles such as:
- A40 Symphony Orchestra
- Bolton Chamber Orchestra
- Brighouse and Rastrick
- Bundesschutzenmusikkorps Elsen
- James Shepherd Versatile Brass
- Midlands Wind Orchestra
- Moorland Voices
- Orchestre Collegium Musikum Paderborn
- Shropshire Music Societies Chorus
- Shropshire Sinfonietta
- Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra
- UCL Symphony Orchestra
- Walkden Brass
Nigel has commissioned and premiered a number of new works by David Bedford, Edward Gregson, Joseph Horovitz, David Stanhope, Carl Vine, John Wood, and Guy Woolfenden, and has worked with international solo artists such as Barry Banks, Ian Bousfield, Ian Fountain, Chris Hirons, Yvonne Howard, Christian Lindberg, Don Lusher, Peter Moore, Matyas Olveti, Hannah Roberts, James Shepherd and others.
If you are seeking a guest conductor, please contact Nigel through the contact page.