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Choral, Instrumental, and Opera Conductor; First Class Music Graduate from Oxford, DipABRSM in Cello
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Joe Davies is a recent graduate of St Peter’s College, Oxford, where he obtained a First Class Degree in Music and was a Choral Scholar. He now studies Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has conducted numerous ensembles including the Oxford University Chorus, the Ripieno Players, and the Oxford University Symphonic Band. Highlights have included conducting Haydn’s The Creation, Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems, and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at venues such as the Sheldonian Theatre, and collaborations with Laura Van Der Heijden (BBC Young Musician, 2012) and Jess Gillam (Last Night of the Proms Soloist, 2018); masterclasses have included a one-to-one engagement with Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philharmonic. Joe is also the founder and Musical Director of the Eden Valley Opera Company, and was Musical Director of a production of Bernstein’s Candide at the 650-seater Oxford Playhouse; he also served as Record Producer for the upcoming CD of the Chapel Choir of Wadham College, Oxford. **See below for full biography (including 'cello and singing)** *** Conductor, Cellist, and Baritone Joe Davies is a recent graduate of St Peter's College, Oxford, where he graduated with a First Class degree in music and was a choral scholar. He now studies Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has served as the conductor of the Oxford University Chorus and the Oxford University Symphonic Band. With the former, he conducted performances of Haydn's 'The Creation', Rossini's 'Petite Messe Solennelle', Handel's 'Coronation Anthems', and Vivaldi's 'Gloria' in venues such as the Sheldonian Theatre. He was also Director of the Choir of the Wesley Memorial Chapel in Oxford, and has served as a rehearsal conductor for the Oxford University Wind Orchestra, the Oxford University Brass Band, and the Oxford City Silver Band. He has also participated in a one-to-one masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos and the Oxford Philharmonic, and served as Record Producer for the latest CD of the Choir of Wadham College, Oxford. Joe is the founder and current Musical Director of the Ripieno Players, who made their debut in the Holywell Music Room in April 2016 and have since produced 'some of the best classical music Oxford has to offer' according to the OxStu, including performances of Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Stravinsky's 'Pulcinella'. The group have worked with such esteemed soloists as Laura Van Der Heijden (BBC Young Musician, 2012) and Jess Gillam (BBC Young Musician Finalist, 2016). Joe is also the founder and current Musical Director of the Eden Valley Opera Company, a venture which aims to bring together students from conservatoires and universities across the country in order to stage operas of a professional quality. With this company, Joe has so far conducted productions of Purcell’s 'Dido and Aeneas', John Blow’s 'Venus and Adonis', and Handel's 'Acis and Galatea'. Joe was also Musical Director for a production of Bernstein’s 'Candide' at the Oxford Playhouse in November 2017. Joe is Principal Cellist of both the Oxfordshire Festival Orchestra and the Oxford Occasional Orchestra and has played with International and National ensembles. He is also a regular player with the professional orchestra the Lakeland Sinfonia. Solo Cello recitals have included performances at the Jacquline du Pre Centre and the Christ Church Cathedral, as well as a slot at the Sedbergh International Festival; concerto highlights have included an appearance with the Addinsell Sinfonia, performing Bruch's 'Kol Nidrei'. As a singer, Joe has performed the Baritone solos in Stravinsky's 'Pulcinella', Faure's 'Requiem', and Goodall's 'Requiem' with the Oxford University Sinfonietta, the Penrith Singers, and the Fellside Singers respectively.

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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Orchestrator, Lyricist, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist, Community music worker, Examiner, Music therapy, Animateur
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Song list

Bach- Violin Concerto
Beethoven (arr. Mahler)- 'Serioso' Quartet
Beethoven- 3rd Piano Concerto
Beethoven- Symphony no. 8
Bernstein- Candide
Blow- Venus and Adonis
Borodin- In the Steppes of Central Asia
Butter- We are apart
Buttler- I cannot go
Buttler- To night, at dawn
CPE Bach- Flute Concerto
Da Falla- Three Cornered Hat Suite no. 1
Elgar- Cello Concerto
Elgar- Serenade for Strings
Elliot- rotten ware
Finzi- Prelude for Strings
Gershwin- Porgy and Bess Symphonic Suite
Handel- 'Four Coronation Anthems'
Handel- Acis and Galatea
Haydn- The Creation
Ho- No Them, Only Us
Holst- Suite for Band no. 1
Holst- Suite for Band no. 2
King- If ye love me
King- The Earth is the Lord's
King- They shall grow not old
Lutoslawski- Musique Funebre
Mahler- Symphony no. 4
Mozart- Symphony no. 35 "Haffner"
Purcell- Dido and Aeneas
Rossini- Petite Messe Solennelle
Stravinsky- Dumbarton Oaks
Stravinsky- Pulcinella
Tchaikovsky- Symphony no. 6
Vaughan-Williams- Folk Song Suite
Villas Lobos- Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra
Vivaldi- 'Gloria'
Vivaldi- Double Cello Concerto
Vorisek- Symphony no. 1

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Claire S, 3 years ago

The Ripieno Players are the cream of the crop

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Claire S, 3 years ago

He had conducted with no sheet music for Mahler [Symphony no. 4]– an indication, perhaps, of the time and dedication that he and his ensemble had put into their work.

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