Charles Hazlewood


British conductor Charles Hazlewood occupies a unique position in musical life. His fresh performances of classical music cross genres, break new ground, excite (and sometimes outrage) the audience, but his goal is always the same: exposing the deep, always-modern joy of orchestral music.

He conducts some of the world’s great orchestras, has had a sell-out show in the West End, won the Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear with his South African opera company, has collaborated with some of the top names in the pop music industry, has authored and presented music on BBC television and radio, established the first orchestral alternative to Glastonbury festival – Orchestra in a Field – and founded the world’s first paraorchestra. His primary and tireless mission is to bring orchestral music alive for a new audience.