Work with student and youth orchestras is an important part of Nicholas Cleobury's work.
He is Head of Opera Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane and has conducted the Australian Youth Orchestra, the London Schools Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Junior Philharmonic, the Hampshire, Leicester and Merseyside Youth Orchestras and also the Elizabeth College Summer Orchestral Course in Guernsey.
He has also conducted the Birmingham Conservatoire, CUCO and CUMS in Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama New Music Ensemble, Jette Parker and National Opera Studio, Oxford University Symphony, Southbank Sinfonia, and extensively at the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the National Conservatoire of Scotland.
He also works as a conducting teacher and singing performance coach at Oxford and Cambridge Universities and at various music colleges, including the RAM and RCS. Tippett: THE KNOT GARDEN/Royal Academy of Music Orchestra:
“...the real achievement was musical Conducted with conspicuous organisational skill by Cleobury, the points of genius in the score were well served by both the orchestra and the cast of young professionals.”
Elliott Carter: CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA/Royal Academy of Music Orchestra:
“Nicholas Cleobury’s account of this prodigious orchestral showpiece connected up part to whole at every point and conveyed a sense of the work’s terrific overall sweep).”