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Hilary Campbell

Hilary Campbell is a freelance choral specialist, and is founder and Musical Director of professional chamber choir Blossom Street, and Musical Director of Bristol Choral Society, Chiswick Choir, and the Music Makers of London. Her project work includes guest conducting ensembles including the BBC Singers, Trinity Laban Chamber Choir, and the University of Greenwich Choir, and chorus mastering the BBC Symphony Chorus, and Royal Academy of Music Symphony Chorus. This year, Hilary is acting as Associate Conductor of Ex Cathedra. She often runs an annual project with Master of the Queen’s Music, Judith Weir, at the Royal Academy of Music, in conjunction with Blossom Street and the RAM composition department, and began working there in 2017 as a BMus Lecturer. Hilary gained a Distinction for an MMus in Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music with Patrick Russill; she was also awarded the three choral conducting prizes.

Her music has been performed around Europe and in the US, and on various radio stations, by professional and amateur ensembles alike, including: BBC Singers; Polish National Chamber Choir; Vilnius Municipal Choir; The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge. Composition prizes include the Shipley Arts Festival Composer Award, the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Choral Composition Prize, the Philip Bates Prize for Young Composers, and the Musica Sacra International Competition for Composers (second place).