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    Wright, Simon (1951-Present)  

    He is an orchestral conductor and organist born in Sunderland, England.  He studied at the Chetham School and while there he was with the Cathedral Choir.  He further studied organ, double bass, piano, conducting and accompaniment at the Royal Manchester College of Music on an Organ Scholarship and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists when he was 18.  As an organist he has performed with Sir John Barbirolli, the Halle Choir and Ampleforth Abbey.  As a conductor he has led orchestras that include the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Northern Sinfona, the Britten Singers, the Leeds Festival Chorus and the City of York Guildhall Orchestra.  He has toured worldwide and made numerous successful recordings with John Wallace, the Wallace collection and The Philhamormia.

     

    Philharmonia Orchestra recordings

    Concerto No. 3 in B Flat for Oboe, Strings and Continuo, Op. 7

    NIM 5188 (CD: Cimarosa's Oboe Concerto and Concerti by Albinoni, et al)

    Conductor - Simon Wright

    Oboe -  John Anderson

     

    Concerto a Cinque No. 6 for Oboe in D Major, Op. 7

    Nimbus 7027 (CD: Cimarosa's Oboe Concerto and Concerti by Albinoni, et al)

    Conductor - Simon Wright

    Oboe - John Anderson

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Wright-Simon.htm
    2. http://www.naxos.com/conductorinfo/2104.htm

     

     

     

          

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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