Born in Ireland, 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.
In 2015, Eugene was the winner of the RTÉ Conducting Competition in Dublin (winning both the main prize and the orchestra prize). Since then he has conducted BBC National Orchestra of Wales, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Southbank Sinfonia.
Eugene enjoys conducting opera and is a former Young Artist at NI Opera where he 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 has also conducted several new commissions at Welsh National Opera including The Sleeper by Stephen Deazley, Mr Benn by Stephen McNeff, and The Hidden Valley by Richard Barnard.
As a choral conductor, Eugene has been a guest chorus master for the BBC National Chorus of Wales, Bristol Choral Society, Gloucester Choral Society and Salford Choral Society.
Eugene is currently musical director of Bath Symphony Orchestra and St Donats Chorale.