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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors from England
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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes, ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1913-1976)

Birthplace: East of England, Suffolk, Eurasia, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer, Violist

Credits: Moonrise Kingdom, Bad Blood, Escapade romaine, Bartleby en coulisses, War Requiem, + more

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Edward Elgar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from England
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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1857-1934)

Birthplace: Broadheath, United Kingdom

Profession: Conductor, Composer, Organist, Solicitor, Violinist

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John Barry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from England
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John Barry Prendergast, OBE was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the soundtracks for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James Bond Theme" to the first film in the series, 1962's Dr. No. He wrote the scores to the award ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1933-2011)

Birthplace: York, United Kingdom

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Musician, Composer

Credits: Dances with Wolves, Goldfinger, Out of Africa, Midnight Cowboy, Dr. No, + more

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Peter Maxwell Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors from England
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CH, CBE is an English composer and conductor. In 2004 he was made Master of the Queen's Music. ...more

Age: 82

Birthplace: Manchester, United Kingdom

Profession: Conductor, Composer

Credits: The Devils, The Boy Friend

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