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Richard Davis


Richard Davis is known for his conducting of wide-ranging repertoire which extends across many genres from television soundtracks and recordings of avant-garde world premieres to concerts of the major symphonic repertoire.

He has enjoyed a long career as Principal Flute in the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and as a freelancing principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra.

He is a regular conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, having programmed and conducted all the orchestra’s Family Concerts since 2009, for its commercial recordings and award winning national radio broadcasting in the UK and has conducted its Come & Sing events and Side By Side  scheme where amateur singers and players come together with the professional players in performances and radio broadcasts.  He conducted the BBC’s Bollywood Prom as part of the 2015 Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall.

Richard has, in 2017, been appointed to the position of Associate Professor in Music (Conducting) and Head Of Orchestral Studies at the Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music at the University Of Melbourne.