Conductors at Carlton Main Frickley

Luc Vertommen - Professional Conductor

Luc Vertommen - Professional Conductor

Dr.Luc Vertommen was born in Leest (Mechelen) where he made his first acquaintance with (wind) music through the local fanfare band. He studied cornet, music theory and piano at the music academies in Mechelen and Willebroek. Further musical studies were completed with a triple diploma – trumpet, music history and band conducting at the Lemmensinstitute in Louvain...
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Ian Porthouse - Professional Conductor

Ian Porthouse - Professional Conductor

Ian Porthouse began his musical career aged nine with Flimby Saxhorn Silver Band conducted by Parker Wilkinson in Cumbria. His father was principal cornet and his mother a singer and pianist. He was a founder member of the Cumbria Youth Brass Band. Ian became principal cornet of Leyland Vehicles Band aged 17 and also led the National Youth Brass Band for three years....
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Ian D. McElligott - Resident Conductor

Ian D. McElligott - Resident Conductor

Aged just 16, Ian joined the British Army and commenced studying the trumpet with John Wilbraham and the legendary Jack Macintosh. Following a three-year course in advanced musical studies at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall he became an Associate of the Royal College of Music, London and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music, London...
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