Conductor Rebecca Miller is acclaimed as a compelling, insightful and energetic force on the podium. Highly regarded for her sophisticated music making and command of varied composers and styles, she is also praised for her ability to communicate with audiences of all ages.
2014 saw Rebecca debut with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Ryedale Festival and the Sage Gateshead, and with the BBC Concert Orchestra both at the Royal Festival Hall and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2014 BBC Proms. Having previously released two CDs, (including the award-winning 2011 disc for Signum Records featuring the world-premiere recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Goblin Market), she has five forthcoming recordings to be released in the next two years – with the OAE (CPE Bach/Signum, 2014), Royal Northern Sinfonia (Haydn/Signum, 2015, Bristow/New World Records, 2015), BBC Concert Orchestra (Hadley/Dutton, 2015), and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Beach, Hopekirk, Chaminade/Hyperion, 2016).
First Prize winner in the fourth Eduado Mata International Conducting Competition, Miller has guest conducted the Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional and the state orchestras of Aguascalientes, Yucatan, and Sinaloa, as well as the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Elsewhere she has guest conducted the London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Swan, and Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Israel), and conducted extensively in the US, including with the Houston Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Willamsport Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Musiqa Houston, and the Bard Festival in New York. She is proud to be one of the Southbank Sinfonia’s only regular guest conductors, and upcoming engagements include concerts with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional (Mexico), the Salomon Orchestra in London, and the Bakersfield Symphony in California.
From 2007 to 2010 Rebecca Miller was Resident Conductor of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, and previously was Conducting Fellow of the Houston Symphony. Born in California, Rebecca Miller completed her studies in piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She studied conducting at Northwestern University and at the Aspen Music Festival, and was the Paul Woodhouse Junior Fellow in Conducting for two years at London’s Royal College of Music.
She is currently based in London with her two children and her husband, British pianist Danny Driver.
Rebecca was appointed Musical Director of RTWCS in 2012 — chosen by choir for her extensive international experience and infectious enthusiasm. She has opened an exciting new chapter in the Society’s impressive history.
More information about Rebecca can be found at her web site www.rebeccamiller.net.
Read interview with Rebecca Miller with the May 2013 edition of “The Tunbridge Wells Mum”.
Read interview with Rebecca Miller from their December 2012 edition of the magazine “So Tunbridge Wells” .
Read reviews of concert with Rebecca conducting the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on 30th January 2014 (Daily Telegraph) & The Times (reproduced on Rebecca’s website.). Read “speed interview” with OAE.