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Philip Mackenzie, Musical Director of the Amadeus Orchestra

Philip Mackenzie, Musical Director of the Amadeus Orchestra

Find out more about Philip's role as Principal Conductor


Philip is represented by Margaret Murphy Management

Philip Mackenzie is currently Principal Conductor of the Amadeus Orchestra, and Principal Conductor of the Mozart Symphony Orchestra.


Recently he has worked with Manchester Camerata, Manchester Concert Orchestra, Bath Philharmonia, the Pardubice Chamber Orchestra, Lontano and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus.


Philip has also made numerous TV and radio broadcasts by in the UK and worldwide. He has worked with soloists such as Steven Isserlis, Stephen Varcoe, Raphael Wallfisch, Ian Pace and Janis Kelly and has directed 'speaking soloists' including Griff Rhys Jones, Matthew Kelly, Jilly Cooper, Clement Freud, Edward Fox, Jack Dee, Richard E Grant and Simon Callow . In November 2010 Philip made a guest appearance on BBC2 on James May's Man Lab, helping him train a group of lapsed male musicians.


He is also a prodigious commissioner of new works and has a close working relationship with the composer Alastair King. In 2001 Philip gave the Ukrainian Premiere of Elgar's First Symphony and was given an honorary doctorate by the country's Vice President for artistic services. In 2002 Philip took the Amadeus Orchestra to Bombay at the invitation of the British Council and is regularly invited to conduct in China. Recently Philip conducted the Moscow State TV and Radio orchestra with the Kirov's Chorus and soloists in a performance of Mozart's Requiem, in Moscow.


Philip’s recent recordings include:


Great British Recorder Concertos with Manchester Camerata and John Turner, described by Gramophone Magazine as "first class"


• the first complete recording of The Maid of Artois by Balfe with Victoria Opera North West, recently voted audience favourite on Radio Three's Saturday morning CD review.


Over the Water, with Manchester Camerata



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