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April 2015

Alumnus Jamie Phillips joins the Hallé

(31 March 2015)

Jamie Phillips, a recent Music alumnus from the School of Arts Language and Cultures, has been appointed Associate Conductor of the Hallé orchestra. The Hallé is the resident orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and is currently led by Sir Mark Elder.

Jamie will take up his post as Associate Conductor at the start of the 2015-16 season. He was previously the Assistant Conductor to the Hallé, a role to which he was appointed in September 2012, aged 20.

As Associate Conductor, Jamie Phillips will conduct the Hallé in Manchester and around the country, and will continue to work closely with the Hallé’s Music Director, Sir Mark Elder. Jamie Phillips will also remain Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra.

Speaking about Jamie’s new position, John Summers, Hallé Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Jamie. He has flourished in his current role as Assistant Conductor and, at just 23 years old, has already achieved a great deal. We are very happy that he is able to remain part of the Hallé team and to be able to help him continue to develop his very special musical gifts.”