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, and Associate Conductor of St Woolos Sinfonia.

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Photo: Chris Stock

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Upcoming Performances

Saturday 20th November 2021

Bath Symphony Orchestra

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon, 7.30pm

Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute

Mozart Arias from Idomeneo, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute (Soprano Llio Evans)

Brahms Symphony No.3 

Saturday 27th November 2021

St Woolos Sinfonia

Newport Cathedral, Newport 7.30pm

Arwel Hughes Fantasia in A minor

Arlen arr.Henegan Over the Rainbow (Soprano Sarah-Jayne Griffiths)

John Jeffreys Bickleigh Idyll 

Devienne Bassoon Quartet Op. 73 No. 1 in C Major (Bassoon Robert Codd)

Elgar Sospiri

Elgar Serenade for Strings

Saturday 12th March 2022

Bath Symphony Orchestra

The Roper Theatre, Hayesfield Girls School, Bath, 7.30pm

Programme TBC

Saturday 18th June 2022

Bath Symphony Orchestra

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon, 7.30pm

Programme to include: 

Elgar Enigma Variations



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