Eamonn Dougan

Eamonn Dougan conducted the Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices in a radiant performance.

Richard Morrison, The Times

liquid vocal lines pliantly shaped here by conductor Eamonn Dougan.

BBC Music Magazine

Eamonn Dougan was such an inspiration with our singers last year that we had to get him back...

Sir James MacMillan

Eamonn Dougan


Eamonn Dougan is an inspirational conductor and renowned baritone. He is Associate Conductor of The Sixteen and founding Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices. Eamonn is an engaging communicator with a particular passion for Bach, the French Baroque and Sixteenth and Twentieth Century repertoire. 

Forthcoming conducting engagements include Faure Requiem with the newly formed Chiltern Arts Festival Chorus, BBC Singers, a special MacMillan premiere composed for the Tryst’s fifth anniversary, Accentus, Britten Sinfonia Voices in Easter Voices as part of the Esa-Pekka Salonen Composer Focus at the Barbican, a return invitation to direct the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra featuring violinist Nicola Benedetti and exciting performances with the Danish VokalEnsemblet across their 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Recent engagements have seen Eamonn conduct a world premiere of Thomas Hyde Magnificat with The Sixteen in Bruges and Antwerp, Mozart Requiem with the Thomas Tallis Society and Mozart La finta giardiniera at the Ryedale Festival with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble - “He kept them right on the ball.” (York Press)  

Eamonn has a highly successful five-disc Polish Baroque series with The Sixteen. The first disc, music by Bartlomiej Pekiel, was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award (‘Richly dramatic’ – The Observer). The fifth disc, music by Marcin Mielczewski, was released to widespread critical acclaim in September 2017.

In 2008 Eamonn was appointed a Visiting Professor to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he teaches ensemble singing and directs the Guildhall Consort.

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