Directors

Jeremy Summerly

Jeremy Summerly enjoys a multi-faceted career as a conductor, musicologist, broadcaster, and recording producer. Having read music as an undergraduate at New College, Oxford, he went on to pursue postgraduate musicological research at King’s College, London. He is the founder-director of the Oxford Camerata and the Royal Academy Consort, has conducted almost fifty original commercial recordings of music spanning nine centuries, and has directed choirs and orchestras in locations as far afield as San Francisco and Tokyo, Helsinki and Cape Town. He has edited four volumes of medieval and Renaissance music for Faber Music, presents programmes for BBC Radios 3 & 4, and produces location recordings for Hyperion Records and Naxos. Jeremy currently holds the position of Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music. He is the recipient of a European Cultural Prize and is also an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music.

David Lee

David Lee graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class degree in Music, where he was a Choral Scholar at Christ Church and subsequently a Lay Clerk with New College Choir. Having worked closely with a number of eminent musicians and musicologists over the past few years, he has shown a particular enthusiasm and talent in working on music composed between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. He recently completed editing the English-texted anthems of Christopher Gibbons, accompanied by an in-depth commentary – a project which received a first class award from the University of Oxford. He works regularly as an editor for several professional groups, alongside an increasingly busy career as a freelance singer, working in the UK and abroad with groups including the Dunedin Consort, Polyphony, La Nuova MusicaAcademy of Ancient Music, Tenebrae, Oxford Camerata, Chapelle du RoiLudus Baroque and Suonar Cantando. David is currently dividing his time between Glasgow and London, whilst working on postgraduate research, centred on seventeenth-century compositional process, at the University of Glasgow, under the joint supervision of Prof. John Butt and Dr David McGuinness. He is supported in this by a scholarship from the Arts & Humanities Research Council.