Eamonn Dougan conducted the Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices in a radiant performance.Richard Morrison, The Times
He was astonishing: fire-breathing...If we didn’t actually hear Dougan’s baritone, his personality could be felt at every turn in the music.The Church Times
Eamonn Dougan is an inspirational director and renowned baritone. In 2006 Dougan was appointed as The Sixteen's Assistant Conductor; now Associate Conductor he has directed the group throughout the UK and Europe and is involved in their extensive education programme. Informed by his singing, Dougan is an engaging communicator with a passion for Bach and Twentieth Century English repertoire amongst others. Dougan is also Principal Guest Conductor of The National Youth Choir of Great Britain and Chorus Director of Britten Sinfonia Voices. He is a regular Guest Conductor with Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir Poland, the Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid and the St. Endellion Festival Orchestra & Chorus.
Dougan is increasingly in demand as a guest conductor and has assisted various conductors including Martyn Brabbins, Andreas Delfs, Adam Fischer and Sir Mark Elder working with orchestras including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Hallé.
Martyn Brabbins writes 'Eamonn Dougan is fast emerging as a leading conductor of the younger generation. He has vast experience as a solo singer, a chorus conductor and as a highly respected member of the London professional choir scene, and, is rapidly developing his profile as an orchestral conductor.
Eamonn is a musician of great integrity, and sets himself, and those with whom he works the very highest standards of execution, and he delivers performances of energy, vitality and vision. I am confident Eamonn Dougan will establish himself as a British conductor of note in the coming years.'
Recent directing projects have included Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms at the St. Endellion Festival, Handel Coronation Anthemsat the Oundle International Festival and a new arrangement of Sean O'Riada's mass for the Louth Contemporary Music Society. He has conducted two world premières with the Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia Voices - Nico Muhly's Looking Forward for their 20th birthday at the Barbican and Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Aqua in Cambridge.
Dougan’s recording of choral works by Margaret Rizza has just been released on Naxos and his first recording directing The Sixteen will be released in Spring 2013.
In September 2008 Dougan was appointed a Visiting Professor to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London where he teaches ensemble singing and directs the Guildhall Consort.