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Jason Thornton, Conductor Bath Phil

Jason Thornton is Musical Director of Bath's resident professional orchestra, Bath Philharmonia. He is artistically responsible for one of the largest and most respected professional organizations of its type in the South West of England, and with this orchestra he became the world's youngest conductor to have performed all of Mahler's symphonic output.

He has also worked with many of Britain's finest professional orchestras, youth orchestras and choral ensembles, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Halle Orchestra, National Schools Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Chorus and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Jason is also Principal Guest Conductor Designate for the Arensky Chamber Orchestra (London), Principal Guest Conductor with the National Schools Symphony Orchestra and Musical Director for South West Festival Chorus.

Abroad he has worked with the Kaposvar Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, North West Symphony Orchestra (USA), East Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Chamber Orchestra, and Jykvaskyla Sinfonia (Finland).

During recent seasons he has collaborated with many internationally regarded soloists, including Nicola Benedetti, Joseph Calleja, Natalie Clein, Michael Collins, Sarah Connolly, Peter Donohoe, James Gilchrist, Tim Hugh, Sumi Jo, Tasmin Little, Joanna Macgregor, Ruth Palmer, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Jennifer Pike, Patricia Rozario and Sir Willard White.

Recent performances have included the Chinese premiere performance of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius in Beijing and Shanghai, Strauss Four Last Songs with Renee Fleming, Copland Lincoln Portrait with Lord Ashdown, Tchiakovsky Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti, Schubert 9 with the RPO and Britten Young Apollo with Leon McCawley.

Future performances in 2014 with Bath Philharmonia include Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with Stephen Hough, Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with Peter Donohoe, and Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending with Tamsin Waley-Cohen at the Shaldon Festival.

July 2016

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