Music Director, The Royal Ballet
Barry Wordsworth was appointed Conductor Laureate of the BBC Concert Orchestra in 2006, having been its Principal Conductor since 1989. He is also Principal Conductor of the Brighton PO and a frequent guest conductor with many British orchestras. He appears often with European orchestras and further afield. In addition to his symphonic career, he was Music Director of BRB from 1990 to 2008 and Music Director of The Royal Ballet from 1990 to 1995, reappointed to this post in 2006. He has recently conducted productions with the Tokyo Ballet, Leipzig Ballet and the Paris Opera Ballet. He has a large catalogue of recordings across all the main UK-based companies and most recently recorded for Deutsche Grammophon.