Our Conductors

Sir Mark Elder CH CBE

Music Director Sir Mark Elder has been Music Director of the Hallé since September 2000. He was Music Director of English National Opera (1979–93), Principal Guest Conductor of the City...

Ryan Wigglesworth

Principal Guest Conductor Still only in his early thirties, Ryan Wigglesworth has rapidly established himself as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He is currently Composer in Residence...

Jonathon Heyward

Assistant Conductor & Hallé Youth Orchestra Music Director One of the most exciting conductors of his generation, Jonathon Heyward is our Assistant Conductor from the 2016-2017 season. The two year...

Stephen Bell

Associate Conductor, Hallé Pops Described in 2011 by International Record Review as "one of the most gifted younger British conductors", Stephen Bell studied at the Royal College of Music under...

Gerard McBurney

Beyond The Score ©, Creative Director Gerard McBurney is a composer, writer and deviser, working in theatre, radio, television and the concert hall. Recent projects have included collaborations with Sir...

Helen Grime

Associate Composer Helen Grime was born in 1981. Helen studied oboe with John Anderson and composition with Julian Anderson and Edwin Roxburgh at the Royal College of Music. She graduated...

Conductor Timeline

Principal Conductors of the Hallé * indicates permanent conductor Sir Charles Hallé * 1858-1895 Sir Charles Hallé dominated the musical life in Manchester for nearly 50 years. He is of...

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