Conductor - Levon Parikian

Levon Parikian studied conducting with George Hurst and Ilya Musin. Since completing his studies, he has pursued a freelance conducting career, being hailed as a 'brilliant young conductor' by the Sunday Telegraph. He is much in demand as Guest Conductor with orchestras throughout Britain. He currently holds Principal Conductor posts with several other London-based orchestras and is Principal Conductor of the City of Oxford Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Rehearsal Orchestra. He works extensively with students and youth orchestras, including the Royal College of Music Junior Sinfonia, the National Youth Strings Academy, and Royal Holloway University of London, where he also teaches conducting.

Lev has invested substantial energy and passion in the London Phoenix Orchestra, setting ever-higher standards for us and already increasing the number of performances from three to five concerts each year. he also provides us with the vital artistic leadership to guide the Insurance Orchestral Society back to its former glory.

Lev lives in South London and his hobbies include sittin' on the dock of the bay, singin' in the rain, and puttin' on the ritz.

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