Principal Guest Conductor – Natalia Luis-Bassa

Natalia is a dynamic conductor and a passionate advocate for young musicians’ education, forming partnerships with many institutions like the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Leeds College of Music, Oasby Music Group and most recently with the Benedetti Foundation amongst others. She is also a record breaker as the first person to obtain a degree in Orchestral Conducting in her native country of Venezuela. 

After completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London, she held the RCM Junior Fellowship in Opera Conducting for two years. Her relationship with the RCM continues to this day as she is a Professor of Conducting there. 

Natalia holds a Master’s degree from the University of Huddersfield where she is a part-time lecturer and has been appointed Elgar Ambassador. 

Promoting the conducting craft and orchestra playing for young people has been a highlight of her career and she has held many successful workshops around the country. 

Social Media: 

Instagram @NataliaLuisBassa 

Twitter @NataliaLuisB 

Guest Conductors

Jan Latham-Koenig OBE
Daniel Harding
Dave O’Neill
Robin Browning
Jamie Phillips
Hugh Brunt
Benjamin Goodson
Nicholas Cleobury
Natalia Luis-Bassa
Ben Palmer
Thomas Blunt
Geoffrey Paterson
Dane Lam
Hilary Davan Wetton
Daniel Harding
Peter Stark
Benjamin Wallfisch
James Burton
Neil Thomson
Alexander Shelley
Toby Purser
Jason Lai
John Traill
Douglas Boyd
Xenophon Kelsey
Leon Gee
Sarah Ioannides
Jaques Cohen
Garry Walker
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