Ryan Bunce, Associate Conductor

Ryan eagerly began playing trumpet aged eight, and music has since become his foremost passion. Having first experienced the joy of ensemble music making shortly thereafter, he is delighted to continue his involvement with such groups today as a conductor and musician.

As an active conductor, trumpeter and composer Ryan performs with orchestras and bands in the Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire area. He began to cultivate an interest in conducting whilst at university, working with numerous ensembles, including a performance of Handel’s Coronation Anthems in Durham Cathedral.

He currently directs Dacorum Youth Orchestra, Watford Community Orchestra and Chalfont Wind Band and has been invited to conduct and coach chamber music groups and orchestras at The Purcell School for Young Musicians, where he works alongside his conducting commitments. In July 2021, Ryan founded and conducted the inaugural concert of Orchestra Dei Cigni, a group of early career musicians, students and advanced amateurs dedicated to outstanding performance and exposing works by lesser known and neglected composers.

Ryan is grateful for music and the opportunities it presents, not only to be part of exciting performances, but also to create and bring together communities. He enjoys all kinds of work in the field of musical education, teaching trumpet and piano to many young people, and organising concerts in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall and St John’s, Smith Square.

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