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Charles Hazlewood

Award Winning Conductor

Charles Hazlewood is an award-winning conductor who works regularly with great orchestras around the globe. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2003 and his BBC Proms debut in 2006. He is Music Director of the contemporary ensemble Excellent Device! and it's period instrument sister-orchestra, Army of Generals. In 2009, Charles unveiled his latest venture; a new breed of orchestral festival on his farm in Somerset called Play the Field. Charles is the founder of the British Paraorchestra which is pioneering a global movement to recognise and showcase disabled musicians with extraordinary abilities. In 2012 the Paralympic Closing Ceremony featured a performance from the Paraorchestra who played alongside Coldplay.

"The face of BBC Classical music"

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In detail

Central to his work is a huge passion to engage a wider audience with great music; to this end he appears regularly on BBCTV. He has authored and conducted the music in films on Mozart, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky and his recent landmark series, The Birth of British Music. He appears regularly on Radio 3's Discovering Music, conducting the BBC Orchestras through deep-tissue exploration of great orchestral music. He has also hosted The Charles Hazlewood Show on Radio 2 which won him 3 Sony Awards.

What he offers you

Charles offers audiences an energetic and articulate speech, drawing from analogies between the workings of an office with that of an orchestra. Both music and business depend on individuals working as part of a whole, in pursuit of a common goal.

How he presents

Charles is a charismatic and engaging speaker who hosts motivational and interactive presentations.


He presents in English.

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  • Motivation
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership


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