Famous Conductors from England

List of notable or famous conductors from England, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in England and even some popular conductors who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from England is included when available.

This list contains people like John Barry and Leopold Stokowski.

This historic conductors from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from England?" These prominent conductors of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English conductors.

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  • Benjamin Britten
    Dec. at 63 (1913-1976)
    • Birthplace: Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a ...more
  • Edward Elgar

    Edward Elgar

    Dec. at 76 (1857-1934)
    • Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom
    Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (; 2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among ...more
  • John Barry
    Dec. at 77 (1933-2011)
    • Birthplace: York, England
    John Barry Prendergast, (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the scores for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also ...more
    • Birthplace: Manchester, England
    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (8 September 1934 – 14 March 2016) was an English composer and conductor. In 2004 he was made Master of the Queen's Music.As a student at both the University of Manchester ...more
  • Malcolm Arnold
    Dec. at 84 (1921-2006)
    • Birthplace: Northampton, United Kingdom
    Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold (21 October 1921 – 23 September 2006) was an English composer. His works feature music in many genres, including a cycle of nine symphonies, numerous concertos, concert ...more
  • Yehudi Menuhin
    Dec. at 82 (1916-1999)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. He is widely considered one of the ...more