Eugene Monteith


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Originally from Strabane in Northern Ireland, Eugene Monteith’s recent highlights include performances with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia. He was also the winner of the 2015 RTÉ Conducting Competition.

A former Young Artist at NI Opera, Eugene has conducted productions of A Hand of Bridge and Der Schauspieldirektor, and was assistant conductor on productions of Hansel and Gretel; The Flying Dutchman; The Bear; Dido and Aeneas; The Elixir of Love and Macbeth. 

He also conducted Welsh National Youth Opera’s production of The Sleeper (Stephen Deazley) at the Tête-à-Tête Festival.


As a choral conductor, Eugene conducted the BBC National Chorus of Wales, Bristol Choral Society, and Salford Choral Society, and has been a guest chorus master for the National Youth Choir of Wales and Gloucester Choral Society.


Eugene enjoys conducting contemporary music having conducted projects for BBC NOW’s Composition:Wales and new commissions at Welsh National Opera including The Sleeper by Stephen Deazley, Mr Benn by Stephen McNeff, and The Hidden Valley by Richard Barnard.


Committed to educating and inspiring young artists, Eugene is the current conductor of Gwent Youth Orchestra and has previously appeared as a guest conductor for North Wales Youth Orchestra, Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Youth Orchestra as well as delivering side-by-side projects for BBC NOW.


Eugene Monteith read music at Queens University Belfast studying trumpet and composition before going on to study conducting with David Jones, Adrian Partington, Simon Halsey and Neil Ferris at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating with a PG Diploma in Orchestral Conducting and an MA in Choral Conducting. After graduating Eugene continued his studies with Jac van Steen and Martin Brabbins.


Eugene is currently Musical Director of Bath Symphony Orchestra, conductor of Gwent Youth Orchestra and guest conductor at St Woolos Sinfonia.

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Upcoming Performances

Saturday 28th of March

St Donats Chorale

All Saints Church, 3 Park Rd, Barry CF62 6NU


Stainer The Crucifixion

Friday 3rd April - Wednesday 8th April

Gwent Youth Orchestra - Easter Course

Rougemont School, Malpas Rd, Newport, NP20 6QB

Verdi The Force of Destiny Overture

Vaughan-Williams The Lark Ascending

Graeme Koehne Powerhouse

Dvořák Symphony

Saturday 6th June 

Bath Symphony Orchestra

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1DZ


Bernstein Candide Overture

Gershwin Piano Concerto in F (Soloist: Viv McClean)

Copland Appalachian Spring

Gershwin An American in Paris

Saturday 11th July

St Donats Chorale

St Illtud's Church, 4 College Street Llantwit Major CF61


Vivaldi Gloria

August 2020

Gwent Youth Orchestra - Italy Tour 2020

Tour details to be announced

Saturday 14th November

Bath Symphony Orchestra

The Forum, 1a Forum Buildings, St James Parade, Bath, BA1 1UG


Copland Fanfare for the Common Man

Liszt Les Preludes

Beethoven Symphony No.9 "Choral"



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