Our Conductor

This year Sillars have been delighted to welcome our amazing new conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski with whom we performed our first concert in April.

Tadeusz studied at Canterbury Christ Church University where he gained his Masters and First Class Honours degree in conducting and composition. He has had the privilege of studying conducting under the tutelage of Howard Williams, Peter Stark, Elgar Howarth and George Hurst. Tadeusz's experience as a conductor includes leading a number of orchestras and ensembles in pieces such as:

Vaughn Williams "Lark Ascending"
Stravinsky "A Soldier's Tale"
Bernstein "Symphonic Dances"
Mussorgsky "Pictures at an Exhibition", (arr. Ravel)
Britten "Sinfonia da Requiem"
Mozart "Coronation Mass", "Linz" Symphony (no. 36), "Die Zauberflote" and "Le Nozze de Figaro"
Mendelssohn "Symphony No 4"
Brahms "Violin Concerto" and "Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring"
Handel "Messiah"
Bartok "Dance Suite"

...and his own orchestration of Britten's First String Quartet for chamber orchestra and various new works including works by Karl Rydman and Sam Messer.

Tadeusz is in growing demand around the country as an orchestra and choral conductor.

As well as conducting, Tadeusz is an accomplished horn player, he studied under Tony Halstead and Lynn Roberts, and is in regular demand with orchestras and ensembles around the country.

As a composer Tadeusz studied under Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Prof. Roderick Watkins, Dr Matthew Wright and Prof. Paul Max Edlin focusing on the communicative developments and possibilities within new works.