Resident Conductor, NEC Orchestras
John Page conducted NEC College orchestras from 2005 through 2010. For much of that time he was Resident Conductor, leading the NEC Sinfonietta composed of first- and second-year students, and preparing and conducting concerts with the other orchestras on occasion. He was also active with NEC's Preparatory School through spring 2007 as director of the NEC Youth Chorale.
Page is assistant conductor for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, following two successive appointments as a BPO Zander Fellow. Page has conducted the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the City of Derry Orchestra, the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, the Irish Film Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
He has also conducted operas including Cavalli's Erismena, Toshio Hosokawa's Vision of Lear, and Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis, for which he received the "Opera of the Year" award from the Irish Theatre Awards. From 2001 to 2003, Page was artistic director of the Portsmouth Festivities, a celebration of art, music and culture. His recording of the PBS show "Celtic Women", with the Irish Film Orchestra, has gone platinum.
B.Mus., King's College of Music; M.A. in Musicology, University College Dublin; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University; Research Scholar, Trinity College, Dublin.
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