Artstic Director Clive Fairbairn has conducted most of the major London orchestras, as well as several abroad. He also founded the first professional orchestra of post-apartheid South Africa.


Sir Thomas Allen is the NMO's President. Vice-Presidents include David Lidington MP, the TV Antiques expert Eric Knowles and the talented young composer Charlotte Bray.


Charlotte Bray, who was born in High Wycombe and studied in Birmingham and London, became our newest vice-president in 2014, the year which saw the first performance of her music in the BBC Proms and also the release of her debut CD.


"...sincerest gratitude to the orchestra which, under your sympathetic direction, afforded me marvellous and inspiring support in the Mozart K.466 Concerto."

John Lill

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