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On Saturday June 20th 2020 from 9.30 until 10.30 a.m. EYM had planned to run a Conducting Workshop for beginners, led by Colin Touchin.  This was open to anybody from P5 and above, including parents, siblings & friends, who would like to explore the basics of conducting an orchestra in a friendly and positive way.  

Sadly it will not be possible to run this event this year.  Maybe next year?

Colin Touchin's experience as a conductor covers choirs and orchestras at school, university, amateur and professional levels.  For fourteen years he was Director of Music at the University of Warwick , where he inspired and conducted the 250-strong Chorus and the international award-winning Chamber Choir.  His current conducting commitments include being Chief Guest Conductor of the Lufthansa Orchestra & Choir in Frankfurt, founding Musical Director of the Spires Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir in Coventry and Musical Director of Grace Notes Ladies Choir in Hong Kong & the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir.   He presents a weekly classical music programme on Hong Kong radio, leads workshops in performance, conducting and composition & is active as a Festival adjudicator.  His association with EYM goes back to 2004, since when he has led a variety of workshops and short courses and conducted at EYM's 10th birthday concert in 2008 as well as its 21st birthday concert in 2019.  Since 2009 he has conducted an annual Massed Orchestra session, open to EYM children and also their parents and siblings.