Bridgewater Sinfonia, Berkhamsted

Our Conductor

Steven Joyce-Myall is the conductor of the Bridgewater Sinfonia.

Following initial studies in Art and Design, Steven Joyce studied Timpani and Percussion at the Guildhall School of Music, and composition with John Woolrich and Rhian Samuel at City University.  After graduating, Steven turned to conducting, studying privately with Janos Furst in Paris, and with Sir Colin Davis and Bernard Haitink in London.

Steven has conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and assisted with the London Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras.  In 2006 he was invited by Vladimir Ashkenazy as assistant conductor with the European Union Youth Orchestra, and has been fortunate over the years to receive the support of Esa-Pekka Salonen  and Gianandra Noseda.  Steven developed a notable relationship with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, conducting the UK premieres of The Seas of Kirk Swarf and The Last Door of Light.

Steven founded and ran for 12 years the City Side Sinfonia, made up of London Conservatoire graduates and members of the European Union Youth and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, working with notable young soloists including Alina Ibragimova, Guy Johnston, Thomas Gould, Anthony Hewitt and Martin Sturfalt.