Conductor - Malcolm Hicks
Malcolm Hicks graduated in Music at the University of Birmingham, where he was also assistant Master of the Music at the Cathedral as a student, and gained valuable experience as organist and conductor with major choirs and orchestras in the city and university. After further studies in piano, cello, singing and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music, he has since enjoyed a full-time freelance career as a keyboard player and conductor, based in London. He has played with all the major London orchestras in South Bank concerts, Proms, many broadcasts for radio and TV, films, recordings, and on tour abroad, countless times to Europe, several times to the far East, with concerts in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea - and to North and South America and the former USSR, principally, in recent years, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Malcolm was Associate Conductor of the London
Philharmonic Choir and Deputy Conductor of the
Royal Choral Society for many years, and has also
worked extensively as chorus-master with London
Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Singers
and many other illustrious groups. After conducting
a long series of choral and orchestral concerts
in Hertfordshire, he was Conductor of Waverley Singers Farnham 1982 - 2009, conducting well over a hundred concerts, making three CDs and leading the choir on tours in France, Holland and Belgium. He continues to enjoy conducting and
playing good music in the company of choirs and
orchestras at various levels in London and Hertfordshire,
with some cherished long-term associations continuing
from as far back as the 1960’s. He has been Organist at St.James’s Piccadilly for over a decade, and has recently been appointed Director of Music there.