Mr Oliver Gooch has accepted appointment of Director of Music and Director of the Blyth Centre, with effect from 1 August 2018.
In this role he will be responsible for fostering musicianship and musical and visual art activity at the College, including conducting the College’s flagship Symphony Orchestra and supporting other student musical ensembles.
Mr Gooch is a former Associate Conductor at the Royal Opera House, Guest Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé, and Philharmonia and a Music Director for Raymond Gubbay Ltd. He has conducted orchestras around the world, including the Queensland Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, New York Sinfonietta, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Milano, and has recently made a debut recording with the RTÉ National Symphony. Mr Gooch has also been involved in student music at the University of Cambridge, conducting both university orchestras, and leading three international orchestra tours and four European choir tours.