Meet our Young Conducting Scholars for 2022

We’re delighted to announce details of the four scholarship recipients who will be participating in our Young Conductors Programme during 2022. They are (from left to right):

  • Caius Lee, Neville Burston Organ Scholar who graduated in music from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge and who is now working with Diocese of Leeds’ Music Department, leading singing and choirs, mainly in primary schools, across the city.
  • Charlotte Galloway, who is studying for her music degree at the University of York; she has a long association with National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and currently volunteers as a Young Vocal Leader Peer Mentor for NYCGB/Sunderland Music Hub.
  • Felix Dickenson, who holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Music from the University of Bristol and a Masters in Musicology; alongside his work as a freelance musician, he is a music teacher at at Hymers College, Hull, conducting the school’s choirs.
  • Olivia Hamblyn, a former NYCGB member who is currently studying as a Mezzo Soprano at the Royal Northern College of Music, combining a wide range of choral commitments with her recent appointment as Assistant Conductor for Sale Youth Choirs.

The four scholars are scheduled to begin their training at the London Weekend, taking place on 5 and 6 February 2022 at Francis Holland School in Sloane Square, London SW1.

Imelda Shirley, SfP’s Interim Head of Conductor Training, commented: “There were some very strong applications this year, and competition for the four scholarship places on offer was fierce; however, Caius, Charlotte, Felix and Olivia impressed us in particular by their motivation, commitment and drive. It will be exciting to see the energy and enthusiasm that they’re sure to bring throughout the term of their scholarship and beyond.”