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Rebecca Miller, Conductor
Biography

California-born conductor Rebecca Miller has earned an international reputation for her compelling, insightful, and energetic presence on the podium. Acclaimed for her sophisticated music making and evocative command of varied composers and styles and for her ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, she has guest-conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Salomon Orchestra, and at the BBC Proms, and she recently made her debut with the Nashville Symphony as part of the League of American Orchestra’s prestigious ‘Bruno Walter National Conductors Preview’.

Engagements in 2017-18 include recording and performance projects with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, debuts with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (New York), New Haven Symphony Orchestra (Connecticut), the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and the Uppsala Chamber Orchestra in Sweden, and further performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 
 
Rebecca’s discography includes eight CDs: with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (CPE Bach/Signum/2015 Gramophone Award shortlist), BBC Concert Orchestra(Henry Hadley/Dutton Epoch), and two with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (Haydn Symphonies/Signum, Bristow/New World Records). Her most recent release (2017) with the BBC Scottish Symphony (piano concertos by Amy Beach, Dorothy Howell, Cecil Chaminade for Hyperion Records’ Romantic Piano Concerto series), was chosen as Editor’s Choice for Gramophone Magazine, and was shortlisted for a 2017 Gramophone Award. Her next release is another CD with the Royal Northern Sinfonia (concertos by Aaron Jay Kernis with Joshua Rohman & Paul Neubauer/Signum), to be released at the end of January 2018.  
 
Rebecca has guest conducted in the US with the Houston Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno Philharmonic, Bakersfield Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Chicago College of the Performing Arts, Bard Music Festival, Huntsville Symphony, Williamsport Symphony, and Musiqa Houston, and with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Israel. As a First-prize winner in the Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition, Rebecca has conducted throughout Mexico, including repeated engagements with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional and Orquesta Filarmonica del UNAM, with the state orchestras of Yucatan, Aguascalientes, and Sinaloa, and with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela 'Teresa Carreño'. 


Rebecca is currently Associate Conductor of the Southbank Sinfonia, Principal Conductor of the Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia, and Music Director of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society. Rebecca is passionate about her work with young musicians - she has worked with the National Youth Orchestra of Wales and of Great Britain, the Chicago College of the Performing Arts, as well as with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (Teresa Carreño), much to the acclaim of its founder José Antonio Abreu. She is Conductor at the Royal Academy of Music’s junior department, and is Director of Orchestras at Royal Holloway University of London, where she has built the orchestral programme to unprecedented heights - there, she started an orchestral scholarship programme, initiated a side-by-side programme with the London Mozart Players, secured high-profile engagements (including being Music Director of a side-by-side with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Temple Church Choir, ‘Magna Carta 800 at Runnymede’ in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth II and 4000 dignitaries and honoured guests) and founded a groundbreaking initiative called ‘Music +’ which aims to build bridges through music through interdepartmental projects and to inspire interdisciplinary research.
 
From 2007-2010 Rebecca was Resident Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, where she directed her own series, the “Casual Classics”, and conducted subscription, pops, education, family, and community concerts, and led award-winning annual performances of Handel’s 'Messiah'. From 2005-2007, Rebecca was the LAO’s ‘American Conducting Fellow’ of The Houston Symphony, leading the symphony’s entire series of family, classical, and education concerts.
 
Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano from Oberlin Conservatory, a Master’s in Music in Conducting from Northwestern University, and served for two years as the Paul Woodhouse Junior Fellow in Conducting at London’s Royal College of Music. 

 

Updated 20 January 2018

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