Brit baton wins Berlin ovation on debut

Brit baton wins Berlin ovation on debut


norman lebrecht

January 02, 2017

Justin Doyle started work last night at Berlin’s Philharmonie as chief conductor of the RIAS Kammerchor with a performance of Handel’s oratorio Theodora.

Soloists included Fflur Wyn, Anna Stéphany, Tim Mead, Robert Murray and Roderick Williams but the biggest applause went to the conductor…. they do like a British chorus chief in Berlin.

Justin is presently staff conductor at conductor at Opera North and music director of the Haffner Orchestra in Lancaster.


  • Una says:

    And the established baroque soprano, Julia Doyle, is his sister!

  • Peter says:

    Richly deserved – Justin is a serious talent.