Michael Veazey is a conductor specialising in orchestral and choral conducting; as a pianist, he specializes in accompanying and coaching singers in opera and music theatre.
Michael has been conducting since the age of 16 when he first formed an orchestra at his school to perform in a school music competition.
Michael has over 7 years of full-time higher-education in Classical Music, of which 3 years included full-time conducting study.
Michael is the Musical Director of Orchestra Eroica, Britain’s newest orchestra for new professionals.
Michael has worked with many diverse orchestras. Amateur orchestras include: The Clifton Chamber Orchestra , The Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra. Student orchestras include: The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama symphony orchestra, Exeter University Symphony Orchestra , The Leeds Mozart Players. Professional orchestras include: Kammerphilharmonie Graz (Austria) , The William Godfree Chamber Orchestra , The Godalming Choral Sinfonia (professional).
Michael is the musical director of Godalming Choral Society. Michael has been musical director of six amateur choirs over the last decade, as well as having run intensive choral weekends at Pigotts Music Camp. So, he is an expert at quickly and deftly teaching music to and tweaking the technique of amateur choirs, to give them more fun, more satisfaction and help them to hit higher levels of musical and emotional expression.
Collaborators in choral coaching have included star opera singers and choral experts such as Philip Langridge, Mary King, Robert Dean and Jonathan Veira.
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A specialist in accompanying and coaching opera singers, Michael trained in Weimar and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as opera répétiteur, the latter being taught by members of Welsh National Opera’s music staff, Anthony Negus and Gareth Jones. He has also gained insights through collaboration or lessons from mentors and colleagues including Caroline Jaya-Ratnam, Robert Dean and Jeremy Silver.
Rehearsal (répétiteur)Work with opera companies has included Surrey Opera (London), Focus Opera (London), Random Opera (Midlands). Concert work accompanying has included collaborations with Eleanor Rastall, Callie Jo Denbigh.
Michael trained in solo piano from the age of 7 and has continued his training since, taking in work at the Franz Liszt music college, Weimar, and most recently, study with Mikhail Kazakevich, Russian concert pianist and professor of piano at Trinity Laban College. He has a diploma in solo piano from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
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