[ Conductors ]

Simon Carrington

Simon Carrington has enjoyed a distinguished career as singer, double bass player and conductor. From 2003 to 2009 he was Professor of Choral Conducting at Yale and Director of the Yale Schola Cantorum, which he brought to international prominence. Previous positions include Director of Choral Activities at the New England Conservatory, Boston, and at the University of Kansas.

Prior to coming to the US, he was a creative force for twenty–five years with the internationally acclaimed King’s Singers, which he co–founded at Cambridge University. He gave 3,000 performances at many of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, made more than seventy recordings and appeared on countless television and radio programs. In the early days of the singers he also had a lively career as a freelance double bass player, playing in most of the major symphony and chamber orchestras in London.

Now a Yale professor emeritus and based in Europe he maintains an active schedule as a freelance conductor and choral clinician, leading workshops and master classes round the world. He has taught young conductors at the Royal Academy of Music, London; the Liszt Conservatorium, Budapest, Hungary, the University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia, the World Symposium in Argentina and the Schools of Music at Eastman, Temple, and Indiana among many others in the US. This year he receives an honorary doctorate from New England Conservatory.