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Richard Howarth Orchestral Conductor

Richard Howarth has had a distinguished career as a violinist, leading and directing orchestras for over thirty years. He brings to conducting a wealth of experience and energy to inspire both musicians and audiences.

Richard enjoys working with top quality professional orchestras as well as training and educating amateur and youth groups. He has conducted Manchester Camerata, the Ulster Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the London, Scottish and Manchester Concert Orchestras and, from the violin, has directed Manchester Camerata and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Richard Howarth

Trained as a violinist at the Royal College of Music in London, Richard worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and as Leader of the Ulster Orchestra before becoming Leader of Manchester Camerata.

He has been a guest leader with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish and Welsh Symphony Orchestras, the BBC Philharmonic, the Halle, Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, East of England Orchestra and Bournemouth Sinfonietta.

Richard Howarth | Educator

Richard is in demand in a variety of teaching environments. As a regular visitor to the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham's School of Music as an orchestral coach, he enjoys the challenge of imparting his 'know how' to students, many of whom will go on to play in the major orchestras of the UK and beyond.

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Amateur orchestras feature in Richard's work. As an educator, he is Principal Conductor of the Westmorland Orchestra, Sale Chamber Orchestra, Blackburn Symphony Orchestra and East Midlands Youth String Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor of Chester Philharmonic Orchestra, Wrexham Symphony Orchestra and Alderley Edge Orchestra.

In order to engage with amateur players and to show them how to play to the best of their combined abilities, it is essential to have confidence in yourself and achievable targets for each session. Richard seems to strike a balance which enables all the participants to enjoy their own contribution and that of the whole group.

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