Stephen Ellery


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Stephen Dominic Ellery conducts in London and around the UK performing opera in Arts Festivals, open air Summer Prom events. He has peformed to over 50,000 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark during endless tours at such venues as the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Munich Philharmonic Hall and Leipzig Gewandhaus. In February he conducted for the first time ever in Stockholm, Malmo and Goteburg as well as Geneva and Bern.

Due to the spread of the Corona Virus the recent European tour was cancelled as of Friday 13th March and everybody was sent home. It is hope that the Virus will be under control within a few months and that live music performances can begin again.

He has also conducted in Japan, Poland, Austria, Australia, Peru, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Ghana, Lithuania and China. On Sunday November 11th 2018 he conducted at the Royal Albert Hall, London, to an audience of over 5600 in a concert commemorating 100 years of Poland's independance.

During the year 1996-7 he worked as 2nd conductor of the Pacific Ocean Symphony in Vladivostok and 1997-98 he was 2nd conductor at the Yakutsk State Opera north of Siberia. As conductor of the Sinfonica de Arequipa, Peru, he took them on their first ever international tour and they performed in Arica, Chile. As a saxophonist he has performed with jazz, funk, rock and reggae musicians in UK, Poland, South America and Ghana. 1989 he happened to be in Berlin when the Wall was opened and was photographed by journalists for worlwide media.

He studied conducting in St Petersburg, Russia, with Ilya Musin from 1991-95 and earlier 1988-91 in Krakow, Poland, under Jerzy Katlewicz.

I teach beginner conductors how to use their hands to show the music. I also try to help the student make their own interpretation of the music based on what they know about the piece in question and the historic background.


I studied conducting under Ilya Musin in St Petersburg, Russia 1991-95 and hold a MA from Tokyo Geidai University where I studied with Professor Kotaro Sato.
Before studying in Russia 1991-95 I studied conducting in Krakow, Poland under Prof Jerzy Katlewicz.
I also hold a BA Hons in Music (Clarinet and Composition) from Birmingham Conservatoire, UK.I have received prizes in various conducting competitions.
Apart from the languages mentioned I also speak Polish, French, German and Italian.

I don't use a text book but I do use scores.

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