…… Meet Our Conductor


Richard Jacklin


Richard Jacklin

Having conducted his first orchestral performance at the age of 16, Richard received his LTCL from Trinity College of Music on Bassoon, subsequently continuing his studies in conducting with Neil Thomson at the Royal College of Music (former professor of postgraduate conducting at RCM and a former pupil of Norman Del Mar). Richard has also studied conducting at Oxford University and at masterclasses given by Kenneth Kiesler, John Carewe (tutor of Simon Rattle), George Hurst, Tim Reynish and at the Dartington International Summer School with Diego Masson.

Richard Jacklin


In February 2011 Richard attended the International Masterclass for Orchestral Conducting in Leipzig with Kenneth Kiesler (former assistant conductor to Guilini and Leinsdorf). At this time, Richard also conducted two prominent professional orchestras in Germany: The Philharmonishes Kammerorchester in Berlin and the Westsachsisches Symphonieorchester in Leipzig.

Kenneth Kiesler“Richard is probably well within the top 10% of all conductors I currently know.”



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Richard’s conducting career spans more than 40 years, performing more than 600 works by 150 composers. He is a highly experienced, accomplished and sought-after conductor who has conducted many different orchestras, chamber groups and choirs, and regularly performs with players from the BBC SO, BBC CO, LSO, RPO and LMP.

Richard has conducted the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) since 1996 and was appointed their principal conductor in 1998. During this time he has actively championed and conducted numerous first performances of works by young contemporary composers.

Richard is also an accomplished bassoonist, studying with Martin Gatt (LSO). Richard’s solo career has seen him perform concertos in London, Oxford, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, numerous European cities and aboard the QE2 cruise liner. Other concert performances have included: live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 & 4, Classic FM, and concerts with Nigel Kennedy and Evelyn Glennie, the Royal Albert Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, the Julliard School of Music and the Mannes College of Music USA.