Guy Hopkins - Associate Conductor

Guy Hopkins studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Dartington International Summer School on the Audi Conductors' Masterclass under Diego Masson.

For Oratory Opera, he has conducted Così fan tutte and, for Bampton Classical Opera Orfeo, Don Giovanni, Alfred and Paisiello's Nina. For The Other Theatre Company The Rape of Lucretia at Battersea Arts Centre, and the UK premiere of Samuel Barber's Vanessa at the Lyric, Hammersmith.

As director of music at Westminster School, he conducted Rossini's Stabat Mater and the first London performance of Francis Grier's dramatic cantata Around the Curve of the World at Westminster Abbey.

Guy first conducted Camden Chamber Orchestra (as we then were) in 1995, being appointed as Associate Conductor shortly afterwards. He played a major role over the next few years in helping the orchestra to grow, and improve its performing standard. Among his many memorable performances with us were concert performances of operas including Eugene Onedin, Fidelio, Cosi fan Tutte and Il Trovotore. He also conducted many of our orchestal concerts, including performances with distinguished soloists Joanna MacGregor, Douglas Cummings and Grigor Zhislin. 

In 2008 Guy founded Westminster Opera Company. Sadly the considerable work involved with this, along with his other professional commitments, led to him stepping down as our Associate Conductor in 2010 - his final performance with the orchestra was a concert performance of Don Giovanni.