William Cole is a conductor and keyboard player based in London. In January 2019 he made his U.S. debut conducting Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis at the Prototype Festival in New York. From 2017-2019 he was a Repetiteur Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, and he is a current member of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s NEXT programme. In 2021 he will assist Andrew Gourlay on Tom Coult’s Violet with Music Theatre Wales before taking part in Tanglewood Music Centre’s Conducting Seminar and assisting Thomas Adès at their Festival of Contemporary Music.

Upcoming engagements

October – January

Cavalli La Calisto, Theater Aachen – Assistant Conductor, Continuo

Performances November 1 / 6 / 19 / 21 / 29 December 9 / 20 / 30, January 10

Recent highlights

July 2019 The Fairy Queen, Waterperry Opera Festival – Music Director

September 2019 4.48 Psychosis, Opéra National du Rhin – Assistant Conductor

October 2019 The Mask of Orpheus, English National Opera – Music Staff

November 2019 Ada Lovelace: Imagining the Analytical Engine Marta Fontanals-Simmons, Britten Sinfonia – Conductor