Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Tutors and Staff (A to Z)

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  • Oliver Wille

    International Chair in Chamber Music

    Oliver Wille was born in Berlin and studied at several universities in Germany (Berlin and Cologne) and USA (Indiana University and New England Conservatory). As a co-founder of the international acclaimed Kuss-Quartet he started a very active chamber music life at fairly young age. Among his teachers were Eberhard Feltz,...

  • Mike Williams

    Jazz Saxophone Tutor (Jazz Musicianship, Ensemble Coaching, Repertoire classes)

    Emerging from the Leeds College and Guildhall jazz programmes in 1990, Mike enjoyed over a dozen years working on the London scene, highlights including extended stints with the various bands of Simon Purcell, Ricardo Dos Santos, Kjell Berglund and Hans Koller to name a few amongst many in addition to leading his own bands. ...

  • Paul Wingfield

    Head of Vocal and Operatic studies

    British conductor, Paul Wingfield took up the post as Head of Vocal and Operatic Studies in September 2017, having previously worked in the department as a Visiting Lecturer. He has worked as a conductor and assistant conductor at the Royal Opera House, where he was a Jette Parker Young Artist from 2012 to 2014. He has worked...

  • Dr Michael Wolters

    Professor in Composition

    Michael Wolters (born 1971 in Mönchengladbach, Germany) has maintained the position of an “other” in the world of contemporary music with works that queer traditional concert and performance situations. He has written music for traditional ensembles like Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and prefers to challenge conventional...

  • Professor Ronald Woodley

    Emeritus Professor of Music

    After graduating with first-class honours from the University of Manchester, specializing in Musical Palaeography and Performance, and with Distinction in clarinet from the Royal Northern College of Music, Professor Ronald Woodley completed his DPhil in 15th-century music theory from Keble College, Oxford. After...

  • Alex Woods

    Visiting Tutor

    Alex Woods is an accomplished and multi award winning saxophonist, composer and arranger from the United Kingdom. As a performer, he has collaborated with multiple Grammy award winning artists such as Jamie Cullum and Charlotte Church. Alex has toured extensively throughout Europe and has performed in some of the world's top...

  • Di Xiao

    Piano Tutor

    Described as “a pianist of awesome gifts" and compared to Clara Schumann by the press, the Chinese pianist Di Xiao recently concluded a major international recital tour representing the UK as part of the universally acclaimed European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO) 'Rising Stars' series. The tour included sell out concerts...

  • Helen Yorke

    Vocal Coach

    Critically acclaimed as both a recitalist and a vocal coach, Helen Yorke performed with Renée Fleming throughout America as well as Europe for more than a decade. In 1991 she arrived in New York to take up the position of German Lyric Diction and opera/song coach at the Julliard School . Thereafter, she co-ordinated the...

  • Marie-Christine Zupancic

    Flute Tutor

    Marie-Christine Zupancic is Section Leader Flute of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Born in Oberhausen (Germany) in 1979, Marie-Christine grew up in the Lower Rhine Area and started playing the flute and the piano at the age of eight. After winning numerous prizes in the German Youth competition 'Jugend Musiziert'...

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