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 he is a current member of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s NEXT programme. 

William’s 2021/22 season includes engagements with Opera North, Music Theatre Wales, Aldeburgh Festival, Philharmonia Orchestra, La Nuova Musica, Red Note Ensemble and Theater Aachen.

Upcoming engagements

May – June

Tom Coult Violet, Music Theatre Wales | Aldeburgh Festival – Assistant Conductor

May 6th – Tonstudio Hannover

musica assoluta – Vortex: Black Hole, Big Bang!

Music by Mirela Ivičević and Ying Wang

Viktoriia Vitrenko | soprano; Luise Kautz | director

William Cole | conductor



Tanglewood Conducting Seminar