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Conductors of the English Symphony Orchestra-

Kenneth Woods- Principal Conductor


Appointed as acting Principal Conductor in December 2012, and made the orchestra’s permanent Principal Conductor in August 2013, Kenneth Woods conducts the ESO’s subscription concerts in Malvern, Birmingham and London, co-leads the orchestra’s artistic working group and conducts the orchestra in recording projects and national and international touring



Conductors in Association:

The ESO maintains longstanding partnerships with a number of leading conductors in the UK


Adrian Partington- conductor in association

Donald Hunt- conductor in association

John Andrews- conductor in association

Paul Leddington Wright- conductor in association



William Boughton- founding artistic director and conductor

Vernon Handley- Principal Conductor 2007-8

Sir Yehudi Menuhin- Principal Guest Conductor 1992-2004