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Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Miller

A compelling, insightful and energetic force on the podium, conductor Rebecca Miller is acclaimed by press and audiences alike. Her sophisticated music making and command of varied composers and styles, coupled with her ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, have resulted in her increasing demand as a guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad.
 

Miller's recent guest engagements included highly successful debuts with the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and at the BBC Proms. She made her Royal Festival Hall debut in a world premiere of Neil Hannon's new work for organ, choir, and orchestra, 'To our Fathers, in Distress' with the BBC Concert Orchestra and VoiceLab as part of the Southbank Centre's highly successful 'Pull Out All the Stops' festival.

In 2015, she returned to the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at St George's Bristol and the Southbank Sinfonia with her usual offering of eclectic programming, and also guest conducted the Bakersfield Symphony in California, the Solomon Orchestra at St John's Smith Square, the London Mozart Players and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Most recently, Rebecca served as Musical Director for Magna Carta 800 at Runnymede, and on 15 June 2015 she conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Temple Church Choir, the Choir of Royal Holloway, and the Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra in a major event in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, Prime Minister David Cameron, other members of the royal family, and 4000 dignitaries and invited guests from around the world, which included the world premiere of a specially commissioned work by John Rutter.

 

Born in California, Rebecca Miller completed her studies in piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She studied conducting at Northwestern University and at the Aspen Music Festival, and was the Paul Woodhouse Junior Fellow in Conducting for two years at London’s Royal College of Music. In 1999, Miller founded the London-based The New Professionals Orchestra, comprised of some of the capital’s foremost classical musicians. As Artistic Director, she led The New Professionals in guest performances at London’s South Bank Centre, the BAC Battersea Opera Festival and at various music societies and festivals around the UK. Miller served for three years as Resident Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, where she was artistic director of her own series, Casual Classics, and for two years as Conducting Fellow of The Houston Symphony. She is currently Director of Orchestras at Royal Holloway University of London, and Music Director of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society. 


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