Mark Heron Conducts ISWO



Having performed on the world stage for the first time at WASBE 2017, members of the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra had the opportunity of working with the renowned Scottish conductor Mark Heron during a conducting workshop in Utrecht. The musicians and Mark immediately hit it off, and were delighted to invite Mark to conduct the ensemble in 2018.

As guest conductor Mark has appeared with the, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Psappha, Meininger Hofkapelle, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, Pori Sinfonietta, St Petersburg Festival Orchestra and many more. He is the music director of the Nottingham Philharmonic and University of Manchester Symphony Orchestras, and conductor laureate of the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra. As a member of the conducting staff at the Royal Northern College of Music, Mark works regularly with all of the College’s orchestras and ensembles

Alongside his conducting engagements, Mark has a burgeoning reputation as a conducting teacher and students of his have achieved notable success. As well as his work across all of the RNCM's renowned conducting programmes, he has developed an elite undergraduate conducting programme at the University of Manchester, is a visiting professor to the Royal Air Force and appears often as a guest at conducting courses and master classes all over the world.

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