William Cole is a conductor with a repertoire from Baroque opera to music by today’s leading composers. He works regularly with leading orchestras, ensembles and opera companies in the UK. 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 from 2019-2021 a member of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s NEXT programme. 

William’s 2021/22 season included engagements with Opera North, Music Theatre Wales, Aldeburgh Festival, Philharmonia Orchestra, La Nuova Musica, Red Note Ensemble, musica assoluta Hannover, and Theater Aachen. His 2022/23 season includes engagements with Garsington Festival, Britten Sinfonia, London Handel Festival, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

February 2023

London Handel Festival

In the Realms of Sorrow

William Cole, Associate Musical Director

Laurence Cummings, Musical Director

Adele Thomas, Director

April – July 2023

Garsington Festival

Mozart – Mitridate

William Cole, Assistant Conductor | Continuo

The English Concert

Clemens Schuldt, Conductor

Tim Albery, Director