Music Director

Mark Heron

Mark Heron is a Scottish conductor known for dynamic and well-rehearsed performances across an unusually wide range of repertoire, and his expertise as an orchestral trainer.

He is the Music Director of the NPO and Professor of Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he works regularly with all of the college's orchestras and ensembles and runs the renowned conducting programmes.

Mark studied at the RSAMD &the RNCM.  Following a successful chamber music career and freelance work with many of the UK's professional symphony orchestras, he undertook conducting studies at the RNCM and in master classes with Neeme & Paavo Jarvi, Jorma Panula & Sir Mark Elder.  He worked with Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra on their mentoring programme for young conductors.

For more details about Mark and his work visit his website at

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