Our Conductor


We are thrilled to announce our new Conductor Jeremy Carnall.

Jeremy Carnall is music director of Dorset Opera Festival and former kapellmeister and guest conductor with Opera Leipzig and the Gewandhaus Orchestra. He was born in Norwich and studied cello at the Royal Northern College of music gaining the Diane Bolton prize and Conducting at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague.


Since 2003 he has held positions throughout Europe first as assistant conductor with the National touring opera company of Holland and then as resident conductor with the Theater in St Gallen, Switzerland. Over a 5 year period he conducted concerts, ballet and opera performances. In 2013 he was appointed resident conductor with Opera Leipzig and conducted the world famous Gewandhaus orchestra on a weekly basis in opera and ballet performances. His success led to his creation and arrangement of music for a new ballet called Othello which received high critical acclaim. Since 2007 he has been music director of the Dorset Opera Festival. This annual two week summer school provides singers with the opportunity to perform two full opera productions and take part in masterclasses and workshops with international opera stars.  As a guest conductor he has appeared with Scottish Opera, The Netherlands Philharmonic, The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and the Anhalt Philharmonic in Dessau. Jeremy has recently returned to the UK and is working as an educator, lecturer, cellist and conductor.   In his spare time Jeremy is a passionate angler and still loves to follow Norwich City football club.