EMG Symphony Orchestra
EMG is delighted to welcome Tony Hindley as the orchestra’s Associate Conductor. He will directing the orchestra until December 2016.
Tony started conducting in his teens with his local brass band in Lancashire at the age of 19.
He studied trumpet, conducting and composition at Huddersfield University (then Huddersfield School of Music), gaining a Graduate Diploma in Music with a Distinction in Performance and winning the Governors’ Prize as well as becoming a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music.
On leaving college Tony embarked upon a career as a freelance professional musician concentrating on conducting and orchestral playing principally in Scotland and the north of England. He has played with most of the professional orchestras in Scotland including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Opera as well as other orchestras in the north of England including the CBSO, Northern Ballet Theatre and Manchester Camerata.
Whilst in his last year at college Tony began working with the internationally known flautist Atarah Ben Tovim – initially playing with, and then becoming Musical Director of, Atarah’s Band (a professional children’s educational music ensemble that performed in most of the principal concert halls and major festivals in the UK). Tony was Musical Director until Atarah’s retirement in the mid 1980’s.
Following Atarah’s retirement Tony began to develop other interests leading to his current occupation as one of the country’s leading specialist business, intellectual property and intangible asset valuers. In his business life he has valued musical copyright ranging from Led Zepplin to Sir Edward Elgar. Until 2009 he lived in Hertfordshire and worked in London, guest conducting and playing with bands and leading amateur orchestras in the area.
On moving to Devon Tony has been able to conduct again on a regular basis. In 2013 he became the Musical Director for the Dartmouth Orchestra with whom he has directed music from Praetorius to Delius whilst concentrating on the core repertoire of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.