Rebecca Miller – Principal Conductor
A compelling, insightful and energetic force on the podium, conductor Rebecca Miller is acclaimed by press and audiences alike. Her sophisticated music making and evocative command of varied composers and styles, coupled with her ability to communicate with audiences of all ages, have resulted in her increasing demand as a guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad.
Miller’s recent guest engagements included highly successful debuts with the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and at the 2014 BBC Proms. She made her Royal Festival Hall debut in a world premiere of Neil Hannon’s new work for organ, choir, and orchestra, ‘To our Fathers, in Distress’ with the BBC Concert Orchestra and VoiceLab as part of the Southbank Centre’s highly successful ‘Pull Out All the Stops’ festival.
Rebecca has recorded extensively, and achieved critical acclaim. Her world premiere recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ inventive dramatic work, Goblin Market (1995) received several awards including an ‘IRR Outstanding Recording’ by International Record Review, and was chosen as one of Musicweb International’s ‘Recordings of the year’ of 2011. Her recent CD with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was shortlisted for a prestigious Gramophone Award, was chosen as one of Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Editor’s Choice’ in May 2015 and garnered four stars in The Times and airings on BBC Radio 3’s presitigious ‘CD Review’ programme.
Rebecca’s TV credits include being a guest on BBC Two’s ‘Proms Extra’ (August 2014) and conducting the Southbank Sinfonia on Channel 4’s ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ (Sept 2014). Radio credits include a live broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra on BBC Radio 3, interviews on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and ‘Music Matters’, on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’, and on the BBC World Service. Rebecca has guest conducted throughout Mexico and worked extensively in the United States, including serving as Resident Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans from 2007 to 2010.
Born in California, Rebecca Miller completed her studies in piano at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She studied conducting at Northwestern Universityand at the Aspen Music Festival, and was the Paul Woodhouse Junior Fellow in Conducting for two years at London’s Royal College of Music.
First Prize winner in the 4th Eduardo Mata International Conducting Competition, Ms. Miller is currently Music Director of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Choral Society and Orchestra, Conductor and Teacher at the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Department, and Director of Orchestras at Royal Holloway University of London.