Hilary Davan Wetton
Hilary Davan Wetton is one of Britain's most versatile and dynamic conductors.
He is Musical Director of the City of London Choir, Artistic Director of the Leicester Philharmonic Choir and Associate Conductor of the London Mozart Players. He is also Conductor Emeritus of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra, of which he was founder Conductor and of the Guildford Choral Society.
His wide-ranging career encompasses both choral and orchestral repertoire; he is particularly admired for his interpretations of Haydn and Mendelssohn, as well as English music of the 20th century.
He has made many acclaimed recordings with the Guildford Choral Society, the Holst Singers, the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and the Milton Keynes Orchestras.
He appears frequently as a guest conductor with choirs and orchestras both in Britain and overseas, and performs regularly on Radio 3. He has a real commitment to young people, both through work with youth orchestras and audience building.
He has also been awarded honorary degrees by the Open University (MA) and de Montfort University (DMus); he is also an Honorary Fellow of the Birmingham Conservatoire.