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Our Conductors

The Colne Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to have worked with a variety of conductors over the past years. This tradition is continuing in 2014, with a different conductor for every concert. We are delighted to welcome back Boris Peck for our concert in March. This will be the third time Boris has conducted CPO.
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Boris Peck

Boris Peck was born in London in 1974 and is a descendant of the composers Mikulas and Alexander Moyzes, two of the most influential figures in 20th century music in Slovakia. He began playing the violin and piano at the ages of five and eight respectively and has performed a number of violin concertos, including those of Sibelius and Bruch.

He began conducting whilst studying at the University of Leeds, where he took lessons with the Albanian conductor, Eno Koco and was soon after appointed conductor of the University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. He was awarded a masters degree,after which Boris spent a year at the Bratislava Academy of music, studying with Bystrik Rezucha and on his return to the UK, continued learning with George Hurst at the Canford Summer School of music.

In 2001, he set up his own charity orchestra and since then he has worked with the London Charity Orchestra, City of Southampton Symphony Orchestra, Westminster Youth Orchestra, Orchestra of the City, and London Youth Orchestra. He was musical director of Candlelight Opera from 2008-2011 and is currently prinicipal conductor of Keld Ensemble.

Boris's international engagements have included guest appearances with the New Sofia Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava String Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Symphony Orchestra of Russia and Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orchestra.

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