A brief history of RYO’s Conductors and Leaders

Conductors of the Reading Youth Orchestra

1944 – 49            Humphrey Hare

1950 – 52            Mark Wigram

1952 – 54            John Russel

1954 – 74            Edward Underhill

1974 – 76            Roy Goodman

1976 – 97            Robert Roscoe

1997 – 00            Rupert D’Cruze

2000 – 06          Christopher Walker

2006 – present         Paul Cox

Leaders of the Reading Youth Orchestra

1948 – 54        Gwynneth Reed

1954 – 55        David Gribble

1955 – 57        Margaret Martin

1957 – 60        Vivienne Martin

1960 – 62        Ronald Colyer

1962 – 66        Susan Armitage

1966 – 69        Stephen Lustig

1969 – 70        John Berridge

1970 – 72        Jane Chrzanowska

1972 – 73        Penelope Gouk

1973 – 77        Rosemary Seward

1977 – 79        Colin Albery

1979 – 81        Karen Fawcett

1981 – 82        Edward Morton

1982 – 83        Rebecca Richardson

1983 – 85        Sarah Ewins

1985 – 86        Patrick Evans

1986 – 87        Hannah Lynch

1987 – 89        Philip Montgomery-Smith

1989 – 90        Guy Haskell

1990 – 91        Laura Dudeney

1991 – 93        Richard Briggs

1993 – 95        Hannah Rowley

1995 – 96        Catherine Offord

1996 – 97        Hui Hui Ng

1997 – 98        Emma Gostling

1998 – 99        Rachel Rowntree

1999 – 00        Nick Sexton

2000 – 01        Biddy McClure

2001             Nathalie Dudman

2001 – 04        Tim Hawken

2004 – 05        Lucy Deeks

2005 – 06        Arangan Nagendron

2006 – 08        Lauren Willis

2008 – 09        Laurence Beveridge

2009 – Present        Rachel Newman