JAMIE PHILLIPS, Assistant Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, has already developed a strong guest-conducting profile. As a result of his success at the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award in 2012, he was invited to conduct the Camerata Salzburg in the 2013 Salzburg Festival and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in 2014. Phillips has been invited to participate in the LA Phil’s Dudamel Fellowship Programme in the 15/16 season. With a clear, expressive technique and innate musicality, he demonstrates a natural authority and confidence on the rostrum.
Engagements in the 2014/15 season include debut concerts with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and the Ulster Orchestra. Further ahead, he will conduct BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Resdentie Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and with re-invitations to the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne at the Rheingau Festival, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Last season, Jamie Phillips made debuts with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Symphoniker, and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne as part of their “Découvertes” Series. He also conducted the Brussels Philharmonic, firstly in a group of New Year concerts, and then for his ballet debut with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in a new production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet by Slava Samodurov. Jamie Phillips also conducted the Hallé in subscription concerts at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester in two programmes including Beethoven Symphony No.7, and Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 and Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3.
In the 2015/16 season, Jamie Phillips will become the Hallé’s Associate Conductor, furthering the strong relationship he has established during the course of his tenure as Assistant Conductor. He is also Music Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and is heavily involved in many of the Hallé’s education programmes and concerts; last season he conducted 14 schools concerts with the orchestra, seen by 20,000 children from across the North West.
Jamie Phillips is a committed advocate of new music and in September 2014, recorded the music of Scottish composer, Helen Grime, together with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra and released on the NMC Label: “Performances are spot-on, not least from the orchestra’s assistant conductor, Jamie Phillips, making an auspicious debut on disc.” Classical Music Magazine