Back to top      


Martyn Brabbins Appointed Visiting Professor of Conducting

Thursday 21 April 2016


The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally renowned British conductor Martyn Brabbins as visiting professor of conducting.

Brabbins is currently Music Director of the Huddersfield Choral Society, having previously held titled positions with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Flemish Philharmonic. A former winner of the acclaimed Leeds Conductors’ Competition, Brabbins has conducted many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and at La Scala, Milan.

On his appointment Martyn Brabbins said: ‘The Royal College of Music is at the forefront of nurturing and developing the next generation of performers and it is a great privilege for me to become a visiting  professor. Working with young musicians has always been a priority for me, offering unique challenges and constant stimulation. I look forward with great enthusiasm to beginning this relationship in the autumn of this year.’

Stephen Johns, Artistic Director of the RCM, said: ‘I am thrilled that Martyn Brabbins is joining the Royal College of Music as visiting professor of conducting. Martyn will work directly with our conducting students and RCM ensembles, enabling RCM students to benefit greatly from his wealth of experience.‘

Brabbins joins the RCM from autumn 2016 and we will announce further details of his involvement in due course.