Allan Withington - Professional Conductor
Allan grew up amongst the intense brass band community of Northern England. He was taught to play the cornet by his father and eventually played principal cornet with both the Wingates band and Fodens band. After a post graduate course, on trumpet, under Howard Snell, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester he embarked upon a freelance career playing with many of Great Britain’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra.
Allan is one of the best known and respected conductors in the brass band movement with a host of contest and concert performance success and is renowned for his high-class programmes.
Living in Norway and is the Professional Conductor of Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band, Stavanger Brass Band and musical advisor for Valaisia Brass Band in Switzerland. Furthermore, he is a member of the much-acclaimed trumpet section of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.