Conductors and Leaders

A brief history of RYO’s conductors and leaders.

Robert Roscoe, 30 April 1994, St John's Smith Square

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 – 20 Paul Cox
2020 – present Mel Le Breuilly

Leaders of the Reading Youth Orchestra

1948 – 54 Gwynneth Reed
1954 – 55 David Gribble
1955 – 57 Margaret Martin
1957 – 60 Vivenne 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 – 17 Rachel Newman
2018 – 21 Euon Mallett

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