Christopher Hoggarth

Christopher Hoggarth has been Conductor of Nottingham Youth Intermediate Orchestra since the summer of 2013 and has conducted with the Senior Orchestra on tour to Vienna, Jersey, Amsterdam, and Prague.

Christopher studied Music as an Undergraduate and Postgraduate at the University of Nottingham, where he conducted the University Orchestras, including their 2011 tour to Italy. He gained the University's Performance Award for three consecutive years. Whilst at University, Christopher studied conducting with Jonathan Tilbrook and privately with Mark Heron. He also participated in several masterclasses including the Colin Metters International Conducting Masterclass.

Christopher's conducting engagements have covered a broad spectrum of work encompassing orchestras, wind ensembles, choirs and musical theatre. Outside of NYO he is the Conductor and Music Director of the Halesowen Orchestra and has also worked with Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, York Symphony Orchestra, Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Silvana.

Christopher's main instrument is the flute, and he has performed regularly as a soloist and as an orchestral player. He holds the LRSM for Flute Performance. He also performs as a piano accompanist and has studied the violin, voice, and percussion, also taking the Grade 1 trombone exam for charity.






The Nottingham Youth Orchestra