Ryan Wigglesworth has established himself as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He was recently announced as the next Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, to take effect in September 2015. He is currently Composer in Residence at ENO and held the Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellowship with the Cleveland Orchestra for the two seasons 2013/15 and 14/15. As a conductor he is much sought after in repertoire ranging from the baroque to the present day.
Conducting engagements include Birtwistle’s The Minotaur for ROH, Covent Garden, Glanert’s Caligula and Carmen for ENO and concert performances with the Philharmonia, CBSO, RLPO, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, London Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, DSO Berlin and at the BBC Proms with both BBC NOW and Britten Sinfonia. He opened the 2012 Aldeburgh Festival with performances of Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are and Higglety Pigglety Pop! in celebration of the composer’s 60th birthday.
Recent and forthcoming engagements include the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, a German tour with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, the Residentie Orchestra, Hague, the BBC Symphony and BBC Scottish Symphony orchestras and appearances as soloist/director in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Ulster Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. In 2014 he returned to ENO for a new production of Cosi fan tutte, He presented his Echo and Narcissus at the 2014 Aldeburgh Festival and his latest orchestral work Études-Tableaux. was premiered in Cleveland in January 2015 and in London (under Ryan’s baton) in February 2015.
Born in Yorkshire, he studied at New College, Oxford and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Between 2007-9 he was a Lecturer at Cambridge University where he was also a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.