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.

December 17th 

Café OTO

Thanos Chrysakis – Theatrum Mundi

With Rebecca Toal, Katie Lodge, Raymond Brien, Yoni Silver, Julie Kjaer, Chris Cundy, Jason Alder, Rob Burton, Tim Hodgkinson

William Cole, conductor

January 2nd

Handel – Messiah

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

William Cole, harpsichord continuo

Nicholas McGegan, conductor 

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

Clemens Schuldt, Conductor

Tim Albery, Director