Music Directors

The directors of our two ensembles

Music director of the Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble

Shea Lolin studied at the Colchester Institute School of Music with Charles Hine and Angela Fussell for performance, Alan Bullard for composition and Christopher Phelps for conducting. While at ‘The Institute’, Shea won several awards including the John Myatt Cup for Solo Woodwind.

Shea is music director of the Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble, City Wind Orchestra and the East London Clarinet Choir in addition to freelance conducting engagements for rehearsals, concerts and recordings and his schedule has placed him throughout Europe. In 2014 Shea conducted the Czech Philharmonic for a recording devoted to the woodwind orchestra. Shea has conducted several world premieres, having secured funding from all the major awarding bodies.

He is passionate about music education; artistic director of the ‘Woodwind Orchestra Play Day’ at premiere venues throughout the country, providing amateur musicians with valuable playing opportunities. As a liturgical musician, Shea is the director of music and organist for the Catholic parish of Manor Park. See www.shealolin.co.uk for further details.
 

Music director of the Bloomsbury Band

David Morris holds a Masters degree in Performance Practice from Trinity College of Music, where he studied clarinet with Hale Hambleton.

David teaches the clarinet and saxophone and delivers vocal coaching at Key Stage 2 in North London. Until recently David was also staff conductor at the East Barnet Music Centre, where a number of his arrangements and compositions were performed.

Previous conducting roles include band director at East Barnet Music Centre and as an assistant conductor for the Chandos Chamber Choir, for whom he composed several choral miniatures. David is currently assistant music director of the Palace Band and MD of BT's London staff choir.

David is passionate about collaborative lifelong learning and participation and the natural place of music in society.

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