Bertie Baigent is rapidly building an international reputation as a dynamic conductor-composer. Music director of Waterperry Opera Festival and assistant conductor of the Colorado Symphony, Bertie has recently worked with ensembles including the Dallas Symphony, WDR-Sinfonieorchester, and Britten Sinfonia. Forthcoming engagements include The Magic Flute at Waterperry, and an all-Mozart tour with the Colorado Symphony; past opera work includes projects with Shadwell Opera, Helios Opera, and Opera-in-the-City. In 2018 Bertie was the youngest semi-finalist in the LSO Donatella Flick Conducting Competition.
As a composer Bertie has been awarded commissions and prizes by institutions including the BBC, Royal Philharmonic Society and St Paul’s Cathedral, and his works have been widely performed and broadcast internationally. Bertie graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 before completing his master’s in conducting and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. www.bertiebaigent.com