Stephen Ellery Biography


Stephen Dominic Ellery conducts orchestras all over the world. He is regularly invited to Japan, Poland and South America. As Music Director of the Polish Opera in London he has conducted Moniuszko's Straszny Dwor, Halka, Hrabina and the rarely performed Paria. He also gives concerts at St Martins in the Fields with the London Gala Orchestra with whom he performed at the Buxton Fringe Festival, Frome Festival, Leytonstone Festivals in July and in August conducted a summer prom to thousands of people at Castle Howard. As well as performing Figaro and La Traviata in Vienna he has conducted in all the major German cities and last year made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and Leipzig Gewandhaus. He has also conducted in Australia, Peru, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Ghana, Lithuania and China.

He studied conducting in St Petersburg, Russia, with Ilya Musin from 1991-95 and earlier 1988-91 in Krakow, Poland, under Jerzy Katlewicz. He holds a Masters Degree in Conducting from Tokyo Geidai University and speaks 9 languages.

He plays saxophone, clarinet and guitar.