Conductors

Sam Laughton

Sam Laughton

A former organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he read music, Sam Laughton now juggles dual careers as a barrister and musician. He is Musical Director of The Elysian Singers, with whom he has made frequent appearances on BBC radio and television, and made a number of acclaimed commercial recordings. Read more >>

Chloe Rooke

Chloe Rooke

Britten Pears Young Artists 2020 and Highly Commended in the ‘Young Star’ category of the 2017 Women of the Future Awards, Chloe has rapidly gained a reputation for inspiring leadership and innovative performances across symphonic and operatic repertoire. She is currently studying with Sian Edwards for an MA in Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, where she is recipient of the Ernest Read Conducting Prize and holds an entrance scholarship. Read more >>

Justin Lavender

Justin Lavender

Justin Lavender has sung leading tenor roles at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, and the State Operas of Vienna and Berlin, as well as most of the world’s other major opera houses. He has a parallel concert career and many commercial recordings to his credit, including the highly praised Dream of Gerontius with the CBSO. He teaches singing at the Royal College of Music and is vocal consultant to the choir of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. A student of Mandarin, he is one of very few western singers able to sing in Chinese, and has been made an honorary professor of the Confucius Institute. Read more >>

James Ham

James Ham

James Ham studied conducting at the St Petersburg Conservatory. Recent and future performances include concerts with the Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Brandenburger Symphoniker and education concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Read more >>