Grammy nominated Anthony Inglis, the conductor who it is said has featured more times at London’s Royal Albert Hall than anyone else in the building’s history, has been described in the UK press as “one of Britain’s most popular conductors”
(Manchester Evening News).
From a music scholarship at Marlborough College he studied at The Royal College of Music, and from there began his conducting career with shows in the West End and on the music staff for some of Ken Russell’s composer films. He was also the high tenor on the cult film The Wicker Man.
At the same time, he conducted English National Ballet and Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, before proceeding to European orchestras and appearing on BBC Television with the Ulster Orchestra, and making videos with the Philharmonia Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall and The Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra at The Concertgebouw.
He now leads a busy international career, appearing with some of the greatest orchestras in concert halls from New Zealand to Scotland via Japan and America. These include the four main London independent orchestras: London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras, all the British independent and most BBC orchestras, The Sydney, Melbourne, West Australian, Adelaide and Queensland symphony orchestras, Gothenburg and Singapore symphony orchestras and the Warsaw and Israel philharmonic orchestras.
He is currently Music Director of The London Concert Orchestra, the Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and until the show closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Music Consultant/Supervisor for Phantom of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, a show with which he has been associated 3 months after it opened in 1986. He has a successful career as a motivational speaker and gives lectures on board cruise ships, hotels, and local aviation and group societies. He is equally at home in the world of opera, conducting Carmen at the opening of the 2016 Llangollen International Festival with Kate Aldrich and Noah Stewart and the orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
He has conducted many royal concerts, which include the three Cunard ship naming ceremonies, and the special concert with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the grounds of Buckingham Palace celebrating HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which was transmitted on BBC1. At the Royal Albert Hall he shared conducting duties with Valerei Gergiev and conducted the LSO at Mikhail Gorbachev’s 80th birthday concert which was broadcast on Russian TV.
He musically supervised and conducted the 25th anniversary concerts of Phantom of The Opera at The RAH, the final performance of which went live to cinemas around the world. He also conducted the 30th anniversary performance at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the special finale of which was shown live on Facebook.
He has acted (as a conductor) in major Hollywood films, including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law. His studio, TV and concert recordings have been broadcast in the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, Europe and The Far East and he has made DVD recordings with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and two with Katherine Jenkins and the National Symphony plus CD recordings with: London Symphony (1993 Grammy nominated), London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Israel Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Slovack Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra Rome, Bournemouth Symphony, Cracow Radio Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Prague Sinfonia, Netherlands Radio Symphony.
In 2022 he was made an Ambassador for the Royal Air Forces Association supporting veterans. He is especially proud of this, as in the 2nd half of the 1940s, his grandfather was Executive Chairman of the charity, founding their magazine Air Mail.