Professor Hill has a long and distinguished career as one of the leading conductors in Europe. He has held appointments as chief conductor of the BBC Singers, musical director of the Bach Choir, chief conductor of the Southern Sinfonia, music director of the Leeds Philharmonic Society, and associate guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton in recognition of his services to music. In 2007 he was named an honorary member of the Royal School of Church Music and in 2010 an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. With more than seventy recordings to his credit, Professor Hill has performed virtually every style and period in the choral repertoire from Gregorian chant to Renaissance polyphony, from baroque oratorios to modern masterpieces for chorus and orchestra. He has commissioned dozens of works from leading composers, including Judith Bingham, Francis Pott, Patrick Gowers, Sir John Tavener, and Philip Wilby. Previously, he was master of music at Winchester and Westminster Cathedrals, music director of the Waynflete Singers, artistic director of the Philharmonia Chorus, and director of music at St John’s College, Cambridge.
M.A. University of Cambridge